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US lawmakers reveal the formation of a religious Caucus supporting Pakistani Hindus' representation

  • Posted on December 20, 2023
  • Politics

US Congress members, Pete Sessions and Elise Stefanik have initiated the Congressional Hindu Caucus to advocate for Hindu-Americans, including the Pakistani Hindu minority. This caucus aims to address concerns, amplify voices, and represent various Hindu communities globally. It embodies a diverse coalition, advocating for values and policies aligned with Hindu-American interests, fostering a more representative nation.

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In a significant development, US Congressmen Pete Sessions and Elise Stefanik unveiled the formation of the Congressional Hindu Caucus. This caucus, dedicated to protecting the interests of Hindu-Americans, especially the Pakistani Hindu minority, emphasizes their representation in the US Congress. Established during the 115th Congress, this caucus continues to forge essential connections between the Hindu-American community and policymakers.

Sessions highlighted the significance of this milestone, emphasizing the caucus's commitment to recognizing and amplifying the Hindu-American community's voice in the nation's capital. Their aim is to address concerns, celebrate contributions, and ensure perspectives are heard at the highest government levels.

Chairing the Congressional Hindu Caucus, Sessions and Stefanik focus on representing values crucial to the Hindu-American community, fostering a diverse coalition from countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. The caucus also includes members from other faiths with Indian origins, such as Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists.

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Furthermore, the caucus advocates for free enterprise, limited government, fiscal discipline, strong family values, and a robust foreign policy stance against authoritarian regimes. This proactive approach strengthens the Hindu-American presence in Washington and enhances its influence in shaping a more inclusive nation.

The Caucus also comprises members like Congressman Andy Biggs, supporting its mission to amplify the diverse voices within the Hindu-American community. This initiative marks a significant step in ensuring minority representation and advocating for their interests within the US Congress.

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