Subject: Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities
Dated: Dec 15, 2001
Dear Member,

You may have already heard that fundamentalist groups in Bangladesh
are commiting atrocities against innocent humans.

The Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM) is
trying its best to spread awareness and to help these victims. They
have made several phone calls to Prabasi board members for help and
to transmit this message to our members. We are doing our due best
to pass on this information to our members. You might remember
seeing representatives from their group at this year's Prabasi
Durga Puja also. They have made a community posting on the Prabasi
web-site expressing this concern.

http://www.prabasi.org/CGI/viewnotices.cgi#K1002579046OC 
The HRCBM web-site http://www.hrcbm.org has details about their
activities. Information is also available at
http://www.mayerdak.com. 
Amnesty International has recently given publicity to these events
too. See
http://web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/Index/ASA130072001?OpenDocument&of= COUNTRIES\BANGLDESH
for the report.

The Bay Area Hindu Community came together at Sunnyvale Hindu
Temple today Dec 15 at 4:00pm along with other groups in the Bay
Area to express solidarity. Though we could not broadcast this
message in time, we urge you to help the HRCBM monetarily.

Please make your kind tax-deductible donation today by sending a
check payable to 'Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities'
at the following address:

HRCBM,
P.O. Box 5493,
Santa Clara, CA 95056-5493

Please make your generous donation for this worthy cause. The
victims in Bangladesh depend on the support of NRIs like you to
redress their plight. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Also, we would like to remind you of Yoga classes being held at
Sunnyvale Hindu Temple every Monday and Wednesday from 7-8pm. The
classes are free for Prabasi Members and are being taught by  Yoga
Guruji Dr K. M. Ganguli, Yoga Ratna, President of Indian Yoga
Society, Vice President of Federation of Indian Yoga training and
Research Association.

Sincerely,

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

                                              Dated: 12/15/2001
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