Although the Shoah Holocaust is the most well-known genocide, we also plan to involve concerned citizens from across the globe to explore ways in which we can assist victims of other genocides as well. Here are a few examples of other genocides that we intend to address in our bid to fighting hatred and bigotry in all forms.
Nalanda - the worst holocaust in world history
Dubbed the worst holocaust in world history by all major historians from Will Durant to Farishta and Ali Qureshi, the Buddhist-Hindu holocaust resulted in the deaths of hundreds of millions -- and the decimation of the majority of the populations of present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. As a result, the world's most advanced Buddhist nations headed by India's closest ally Japan and including China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau are working with the Government of India to preserve the Buddhist heritage of South Asia -- which was completely erased in the mother of all genocides. The Sempo Center is dedicated to learning the lessons of the bloodiest chapter in world history and using them to promote healing and harmony in this day and age.
Genocide of Kashmiri Pundits
The Hindus of the Kashmir Valley, a large majority of whom were Kashmiri Pandits, were forced to flee the Kashmir valley as a result of being targeted by Islamist insurgents during late 1989 and early 1990. Of the approximately 300,000 to 600,000, Hindus living in the Kashmir Valley in 1990 only 2,000–3,000 remain there in 2016. Thousands of Pandits still languish in refugee settlements of 8 x 8. After more than two decades, the Kashmiri Pandit community has still not been able to return to their ancestral land. They are dispersed all over from Jammu to Johannesburg and are unwept for and ignored by the mainstream to all extents and purposes.
The Rwandan genocide was a mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda during the Rwandan Civil War, which had started in 1990. It was directed by members of the Hutu majority government during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed, constituting an estimated 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended after the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), led by Paul Kagame, took control of the capital and the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutu, were displaced and became refugees. We need to learn lessons from this genocide to honor all those who perished in such an unfortunate manner.