In a changing world where there will be more interactions between the US and India, we must recognize the need to study the languages of India and other Asian countries. We seek support from all candidates for college credit for the study of various Asian languages including Sanskrit, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Sindhi, Sinhalese, and Nepali.
Discrimination in Hiring and Promotion
We strongly oppose the discriminatory practices adopted by many academic institutions in the hiring and promotion of faculty members and the granting of admissions to students. We ask strict enforcement of federal Civil Rights laws to prevent all such discrimination in the future.
India Studies Programs
There is an effort in academia to establish South Asia departments or programs for the study of the region, primarily India. However, we seek the support of all elected officials for funding India Studies programs at all universities. India should not be clubbed together with other nations of the region. Such programs also help in creating a “South Asian” identity for many people. We are totally and unequivocally opposed to such anti-Hindu and anti-Indian efforts by extremist elements in academia, media, and politics.
Millions of American college students have serious apprehensions about the reintroduction of the draft. We believe that an all-volunteer army is the best answer for our country’s security needs, and therefore, we strongly oppose the reintroduction of military draft. There exists a wide gap in the morale of those who willingly volunteer and those who are forced to serve. Hence, a highly motivated force with high morale is a better choice for meeting today’s security needs. We strongly encourage efforts for the recruitment of Hindu American youths to serve in America ‘s armed forces.