Congressional Representative from Michigan’s 13th District, Shri Thanedar will be launching the country’s first Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain (HBSJ) Congressional Caucus on September 29 at the Capitol Triangle. Including Thanedar, the Caucus will include 24 lawmakers from Congress.

Through the establishment of this Caucus, the members hope to create a platform to address issues specific to the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain communities in the United States. The Caucus will focus on combating religious discrimination, securing religious freedom, and ensuring that these groups are accurately and sufficiently represented in policy discussions. 

Earlier in June, Rep. Thanedar first announced his intentions to create a Hindu Caucus when speaking at the Hindu American Summit in D.C. 

Tanay Gokhale is a Community Reporter at India Currents through the California Local News Fellowship cohort of 2023. Born and raised in Nashik, India, he moved to the United States for graduate study in...