1523213_455984157882194_6994686185691957284_oPieter is a US-based writer, activist, and Christian who focuses on issues of political and religious liberty with special emphasis on South Asia. He has co-authored two reports on human rights issues in India: “Faces of Terror in India” (2011) and “Demons Within: The Systematic Practice of Torture by Indian Police” (2011). He has also edited several other publications. He served as Operations Manager for the 2012 Sikh Centennial Celebration, which commemorated the founding of Stockton Gurdwara, the first Sikh-American settlement. He also served as Operations Manager for the 2013 Ambedkar’s Century Celebration, which commemorated the 100th anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s arrival in the United States of America. He presently serves as Executive Director of Sikh Information Centre and Advising Director to Organization for Minorities of India.