Indian American Muslim Council holds annual convention

The Indian American Muslim Council held its annual convention in Plano, Texas, October 14, 2023, attended by more than 1,000 people, according to IAMC. PHOTO: courtesy IAMC

On Saturday, October 14, the Indian American Muslim Council hosted its annual convention, in Plano, TX on the theme “Upholding Democracy and Human Rights: A Global Call to Action.” More than a thousand attendees gathered at the Plano Events Center according to a press release from IAMC.

In addition to a full day of panel discussions on human rights in India and the US, the event featured a wide-ranging bazaar with local vendors selling South Asian apparel, as well as Islamic art, books, children’s toys, and some business stalls.

Panels convened throughout the day to discuss the status of minorities in India, and what the organization said, was a “rise of Hindu nationalist groups in India and the United States.” Apart from Muslim leaders, speakers from several faiths addressed the gathering including Sikh, Hindu, and Christian leaders. There was a panel on Interfaith Leaders In Action. Subjects discussed in other panels included upholding democracy in India and the upcoming 2024 elections in that country.



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