HINDRAF

  • Malaysia issues arrest warrant against ethnic Indian leader Uthayakumar April 29, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities have issued an arrest warrant against an ethnic Indian leader, who is contesting general elections in May, for failing to appear in a court hearing a sedition charge against him. Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader P Uthayakumar has been charged under the Sedition Act. He...
  • Malaysia bans Hindraf for exploiting Malaysian Indians October 17, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian government has banned the Hindu Rights Action Front (Hindraf), which claims to speak for the country's two millionplus ethnic Indians, a bulk of them Tamil Hindus, for exploiting the Indian community and posing a threat to public order. The ban came Wednesday, precisely a year after the...
  • Malaysian King rejects plea to release ethnic Indians April 24, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: The five ethnic Indian activists, detained since December last under a draconian security law will have to serve their twoyear prison term as Malaysia's King rejected their appeal for release. A letter sent to a lawyer of one of the five activists of Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) said...
  • Elected, but Malaysian Hindu leader stays in jail March 29, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: Jailed Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader M Manoharan will not be released though he has been elected to the Malaysian parliament, Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has said. This is because Manoharan, one of the many who took to the streets alleging discrimination against the largely Hindu Tamil...
  • Malaysian PM denounces Hindraf rally as 'disruptive' February 17, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has condemned Saturday's rally by the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), a rights group of ethnic Indians, saying it was "an attempt to raise fear in the people and disrupt the general election". He said the group did not respect the process of...
  • Hindraf leader sues Malaysia for $30.5 million January 4, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: An ethnic Indian leader, detained by Malaysia for leading a massive antigovernment protest, filed a $30.5 million defamation suit against the state and its two highranking officials on Friday for allegedly linking him with terrorist groups. Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) leader P Uthayakumar, who is currently in detention...
  • Ethnic Indians in Malaysia take to Gandhigiri December 20, 2007

    Kuala Lumpur: A group of ethnic Indians shaved off their heads on Thursday as over 100 protesters gathered near the Malaysian capital demanding the release of five of their leaders detained under a controversial security law for raising their voice against alleged marginalisation of the community. The protesters gathered at the...
  • Indians in Malaysia want issues to be resolved: Vellu December 20, 2007

    Kuala Lumpur: The recent developments, including the protest rally held last month, indicate the disillusionment of the ethnic Indians towards the present government, an influential minister of Indian origin in the Malaysian cabinet has said. "They had to a certain extent affected the loyalty of Malaysian Indians towards the Malaysian government,...
  • Court dismisses plea seeking release of Hindraf leader December 19, 2007

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian court on Wednesday, summarily dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed for the release of one of the five ethnic Indian leaders detained under a draconian security law for protesting against alleged marginalistaion of the community. The application for M Manoharan, a lawyer belonging to Hindu Rights Action...
  • Malaysia drops murder charges against 'Hindraf 31' December 17, 2007

    Kuala Lumpur Malaysian prosecutors on Monday dropped attempted murder charges against 31 ethnic Indians who took part in a massive antigovernment demonstration, a step that might assuage the feelings of the community protesting their alleged marginalisation in the Muslimmajority country. Amid cheers and applause from relatives and friends of...
  • World Wipes: Obama is the most likeable Democrat December 13, 2007

    New Delhi: In Malaysia, police detained five HINDRAF activists under the draconian internal security act. One of those detained, P Uthayakumar, had been charged on Tuesday with sedition, along with two others for street protests carried out last month, against what HINDRAF said were the government's discriminatory policies. The Sri Lankan...
  • Three Hindraf activists arrested in Malaysia December 13, 2007

    New Delhi: In Malaysia, the crackdown on ethnic Indian activists continues as authorities there detained five Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) activists under the Internal Security Act (ISA) on Thursday. Of those arrested, P Uthayakumar, along with two others, had been charged with sedition on Tuesday. Malaysias ISA is a controversial antiterror...
  • Delhi decides: Row in Malaysia not its business December 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre has distanced itself from the protests by ethnic Indians in Malaysia after an Indian group there was charged with seeking help from terrorists. Terrorists have no nationality. In respect of any terrorist connection, all countries are entitled to take any appropriate action according to their laws and...