Derek O Brien
Human Rights Groups Appalled at MP Derek O’Brien’s Response

Activists are appalled by untruths spread by Rajya Sabha MP Mr. Derek O’Brien against those…

Activists are appalled by untruths spread by Rajya Sabha MP Mr. Derek O’Brien against those standing for human rights of victims in West Bengal

An activist group named Save West Bengal’s Daughters emailed this press release to IndiaFacts earlier today strongly condemning Trinamul Congress Party’s (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP, Derek O’Brien’s insensitive remarks in the wake of the kidnap and illegal confinement of the minor Hindu girl, Tuktuki Mondal for nearly 80 days by Islamic miscreants.

The full text of the press release of Save West Bengal’s Daughters is appended below.


 New York: 26 July 2015:  For Immediate Release

The human rights activists working for the rights of the victims in West Bengal are appalled at the statements made by Mr. Derek O’Brien as reported in this Times of India article.

It is disappointing that Mr. Derek O’Brien makes untruthful statements regarding the phone call he received from an activist on 9 July.   A parliament member is expected to maintain decorum and be a person of integrity.

The phone call was very formal in nature and throughout the duration of the call, there were pleas for his support to help the girls in distress, particularly Tuktuki Mondal. Mr. O’Brien was very reticent and did not express any support. The call lasted less than three minutes.

Two weeks after the call and after the success of the activism that resulted in the release of the minor girl, Mr. O’Brien not only insulted the idea of minor girls being kidnapped, but  in hindsight  has decided that he can abuse his power and falsely characterize the call that took place two weeks ago as a threat against him!

We are believers in the legal system as can be seen from our press releases. Even in our emails, the strongest sentence calls for the court to mete out the punishment to Mamata Banerjee clearly underscoring this point.

It is wrong for a parliamentarian to abuse his power in this manner and make untruthful claims against those who do not agree with his politics. What is truly disturbing is that Mr. O’Brien seems to have something against Hindus and we hope his own religious upbringing is not the reason for his prejudiced outlook.

Instead of showing sympathy for the kidnapped girl, Mr. O’Brien has gleefully declared in a tweet (see below) that the girl returned of her own accord as though the whole issue was a debate to be won on twitter. He has completely ignored the fact that the girl is a minor and that enticing a minor girl to go with him is kidnapping too, as per Indian laws. Perhaps he does not believe in such laws and he believes in different kind of morals when it comes to minor girls.

We urge Mr. O’Brien to give up his biased worldview and join us in our effort to prevent the kidnapping of young girls and make West Bengal a better and safer state.

Tweets of Derek O'Brien

Tweets of Derek O’Brien

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  • kyzylkumkohlrabi

    “Derek O’Brien”??? Oh Indra, what sin did our ancestors commit for their descendants to witness the day when some parasite named “Derek O’Brien” (seriously, is this a joke?) is not only a member of our elected body, but a member of the upper house of our national parliament? Surely, if we allow some guy called “Derek O’Brien” to set the public opinion (i.e., the Hindu opinion), and thus, the tone of discourse, about the “validity” of the abduction of a Hindu girl in a state ravaged by Islam, we are, as a people — as a civilization — doomed to perish. May the gods have mercy on us, or at least on our progeny.

  • Dr. MS

    I do not know nor care for Mr. O’Brien’s religious or non-religious beliefs. That is immaterial. The man’s response to a minor’ girl’s kidnapping was insensitive and outright cruel. Let us just say he behaved like a perfect “idiot”. Feminists should mobilize and protest.

  • Amak4u

    How would his reaction be if it was a minor from his Christian community or even his daughter, sister or niece?

    • Krispy K

      His reaction would be to blame “fascists” and BJP/Modi. It’s all primitives like this nincompoop see.

  • K.Harapriya

    When the victim is Hindu, then anything supporting the victim is communal–this is the state of this man’s and the entire Mamata government’s approach in dealing with law and order situations. If it had been a minor from a minority community, it would have been a secular problem. This Derek O’Brien also authors books on human values and knowledge called the “Know and Grow” series. Ironic isn’t it that a guy who teaches human values doesn’t have any himself. Rape is rape and when the victim is a minor and the perpetrators are adults, we should be able to demand the death penalty as punishment.

    • Shubhangi Raykar

      This is what secularism has reduced us to. Hindus have to unite and be a little aggressive.

  • IndiannotAmused

    The man is a plant of Western Christian networks.He was placed right inside Mamata government as an agent to keep eyes on developments in that Eastern state.In the years to come as Myanmar opens up and India connects to ASEAN via the North-East India- Myanmar corridor, a lot of game plans will be upset.Bengal is a trump card that can be used by the Indian union to defeat certain interests inimical to her welfare. That is why the empire of chaos, duly advised by their British underlings , have taken precautions to prevent Hindu Bengali fervor from rising up again.The first time it rose up, the Anglo-Saxon Christian forces were KICKED out of the Indian world.The second time it rose up, the Jihadi forces were KICKED out of Bangladesh.If it rises for a third time…….Why take chances? So they have placed this cockroach inside Mamata government and also the Sugata Bose character. [ sadly a relation of Netaji Bose but thoroughly deracinated,pro-communist and rabidly anti-Hindu, a Brown Sepoy per excellence] .There are many more such Christian agents working to destabilize Hindu Bengal……aid Jihadi forces and carry out MASS-CONVERSIONS in Bengal.As Radha Rajan says frequently, the two Abrahamics operate hand-in-gloves in India. After the Communist induced holocaust, now there is Jihadi nightmare in Bengal……Bengali youth proudly enjoy American junk food, in shopping malls with American brands while proudly conversing in grammatically incorrect English while using American mannerisms. Front-line newspapers like AnandaBazar Patrika and Bartaman and Dainik Statesman are run by communists or die-hard Sonia brigade or by Anglo-Indian half breeds [similar to this Derek] .Who will save Bengal?

  • Krispy K

    O’Brien is a cockroach. Cockroaches need to be stamped on.

  • Appalled!! Not me… This man is famous for his brainless statements

    • Shubhangi Raykar

      Not brainless but deliberately false and wily.