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A program to disseminate information and conduct advocacy related to the problems, issues and achievements of Muslims in India.

1987 :

Advertisement in Washington Post: Published an advertisement in Washington Post to draw public attention to the frequent occurrence of large scale anti-Muslim sectarian riots in India.

AIM Board members meet with Rajiv Gandhi, Prime Minister of India on his State visit to Washington DC.

1990 :

Letters to 15 US senators and 40 US Congressmen seeking their help to stop frequent anti-Muslim communal riots in India.

A campaign to repeal the draconian TADA (Terrorists and other Destructive Activities) legislation in India that had been abused to harass Muslims in India.

A presentation on the plight of Muslims in India on local Indian TV channels in metro Washington D.C.

1992 :

In the aftermath of the demolition of Babri mosque in Ayodhya, organized the following :

A protest rally at the Indian embassy ;

A public meeting of the Indian community,

A meeting with senior officials of the US State Department ;

Presentations on this terrible disaster to: the Indian-American Business Council, the George Washington University International Study Forum, the Organization of Islamic Countries, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Organization.

1994 :

AIM in cooperation with other US based Indian Muslim organizations, held a meeting with Narsimha Rao, Prime Minister of India on his state visit to US, and presented a memorandum to him requesting help to improve the security and human rights situation of Muslims in India.

1995 :

AIM members held a meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee, on the situation of Muslims in India.

A meeting of the Indian Muslim community with Justice R.Venkatachalliah, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission of India, during his visit to US, submitted a petition to him on the violation of human rights of Muslims in India.

1997 :

Organized a seminar and poster exhibition entitled, "Indian Muslims, 50 Years After Independence."

2001 :

Published an advertisement in Washington Post on the occasion of the state visit of Indian Prime Minister AB Vajpayee to US, to highlight the violation of human rights of minorities in India.

A Peace Rally at the Indian Embassy, co-sponsored with other Indian Associations to address the violence in Gujarat.

A hearing at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, Washington DC, on the anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat.

Denial of visa to Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat: A successful public movement that led to US Government denying visa to Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat who was responsible for the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat in February-March 2002, to visit US.

2002-2005 :

Massacre of Muslims in Gujarat: In the aftermath of the horrible massacre of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002 organized the following events :

A meeting of the Indian Muslim community with the visiting delegation of members of Indian parliament, requesting them to help stop the violence and rehabilitate the victims.

2006 :

A meeting with Indian government minister for Non-Resident Indians, Vyalar Ravi, drawing the attention of the Government of India to develop programs for improving education in the Muslim community in India. Co-sponsored a public reception for minister Vyalar Ravi in collaboration with other Indian associations.

2008 :

A public meeting at the Northern Virginia Muslim Community Center, Springfield, VA, to address the upsurge of terrorism in India and the police harassment of Muslims in that context. Meeting addressed by Amaresh Misra, visiting prominent Indian journalist and historian.

2010 :

Supported a prominent conference on "Challenges to Secularism and Rule of Law in India", organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Human Rights section. Conference was attended by several distinguished academics and journalists from India and U.S.

Scholarship recipient in Jamal College, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.

Political leader Amresh Misra from India addressing the audience at a seminar in Springfield, Virginia.

Dr. Obaid Siddiqi, a renowned Indian scientist, at an AIM public meeting in 2004.

AIM members with Hon Vylar Ravi, India's minister for non-resident Indians. L-R: Kaleem Kawaja, Vylar Ravi, Dr. ishrat Hussain, M. S. Munshi, Dr. Anwar Munshi and Nasir Chipa.

Syed Shahabuddin, senior leader of Muslims in India, addresses an AIM-organized public meeting in 2001.

Rally at U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. during the state visit of Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee to the U.S.