American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin


American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI, founded 1984) is a professional organization for Indian American physicians based in Chicago, Illinois. According to its website, it has over 42,000 members.

Jagdish Tytler Controversy

In June 2004, AAPI became involved in a controversy for its invitation to Indian Minister for NRI Affairs Jagdish Tytler to be honored at a dinner gala.

Various human rights and Sikh groups threatened to hold demonstrations at the venue and the invitation to Jagdish Tytler was withdrawn. [ [http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=3187 I n d i a P o s t . c o m ] ] Tytler resigned from the Indian government after being indicted by the official Nanavati Commission of incitng mobs for violence. [http://www.witness84.com/doc/aapi.doc] [ [http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/aug/08nanavati1.htm Nanavati report: Credible evidence against Tytler ] ] [ [http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/R?r108:FLD001:E51218 "United States Should Not Let Tytler Enter Country" - Statement by New York Representative Edolphus Towns in US Congress] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.aapiusa.org/ American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin]
* [http://www.aapio.org/ AAPIO website]


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