Top Dalit activist’s passing shocks the Hindu-American community


Hindu-American community shocked by the death of top Dalit activist

Milind Makwana, a prominent Dalit activist and engineer, known for his advocacy against caste discrimination, passed away due to a heart attack. His sudden death has deeply saddened the Hindu-American community.

top dalit activist's passing shocks the hindu-american community
Milind Makwana has left a void in the Hindu-American community

Makwana’s demise occurred shortly after he spoke against the SB-403 caste discrimination bill during a Cupertino city council meeting in California. He was actively involved in fighting for dharma (righteousness) and the interests of the Hindu-American community. In his final moments, he testified against the SB-403 bill, which aimed to include caste as a protected category in the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a move that many Hindu Americans opposed.

Born and raised in Mumbai, Makwana moved to the United States in 2006 and worked as a technology professional. He was also a dedicated Sewa volunteer, engaging in various service activities and fundraising events.

The passing of Dalit activist Milind Makwana has left a void in the Hindu-American community, as he was respected for his passion, courage, and commitment to Hinduism and social justice. Many people, both locally and across the US, admired him for his advocacy and support of dharma.

The Hindu-American Foundation (HAF) and the Coalition of Hindus of North America, among others, expressed their grief and admiration for Makwana’s dedication to his community. They highlighted his efforts in fighting against SB-403, as they believed the bill unfairly targeted and labeled Hindu Americans based on their castes, leading to racial profiling and discrimination.

Makwana’s last words during the council meeting reflected his pride in being a Hindu and his concern for the marginalized voices in the community. His advocacy and passion for justice will be remembered and cherished by those who had the privilege of working with him.


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