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Narendra Modi’s visa denial still an unhealed wound

Narendra Modi’s thumping electoral victory and his ascension as Prime Minister has evoked all kinds…

Narendra Modi’s thumping electoral victory and his ascension as Prime Minister has evoked all kinds of reactions across the world—the reactions fall in the broad gamut between “how could this happen?” to “who is this guy?”  But given its preeminent status as the lone superpower, the reactions from the United States merit a deeper examination not merely because of the reasonably deep engagement India has with it but more to determine the future direction of this engagement in Prime Minister Modi’s regime.

In the last ten or so days, we only have media reports to rely on the US thinking with regard to Modi. Although the media only mentions “official sources,” one factor seems to be consistent: the US has reached out to Narendra Modi in an unprecedented manner. It has offered carrot after carrot couched in such terms as giving India a “special role,” its willingness to be “flexible to adapt to India’s defence needs,” and to top it all, its offer of having a “special gesture date” by breaking protocol to meet him in September (when the UNGA meet is scheduled). The short version is that it looks like Narendra Modi might visit the US in September. Yet, all this is still media speculation: no official communique has been issued yet.

Obvious questions arise. Is this unprecedented approach an indirect way of making up to Modi for the 2005 visa denial? Is it fear of the emergence of a powerful (read: disobedient to US diktats) and broad Asian bloc led by an India under Modi’s leadership? Is it a tacit recognition that it would no longer be take an India under Modi for granted? Indeed, even as late as on May 15, the US declared “no automatic visa for Modi as PM.”  It could be one or all of the above.

There is also the suspicion that all these news items were deliberate leaks to gauge India’s official response. And if these are indeed leaks, the aim could perhaps be to get feedback about the public sentiment towards the “proposed” trip.

And so, both the US and Narendra Modi need to address a significant but unresolved matter before he decides to say yes: the visa denial.

Where it all began

The story of Narendra Modi’s US visa denial really begins in 1994 when the Republicans took majority control of the House of Representatives. Two years later, the National Association of Evangelicals, a fellowship of about 42,000 Evangelical Churches sponsored a summit, which was organized by Nina Shea, director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington. The outcome of the summit in the words of its participants was to urge the “government of the United States [to] take appropriate action to combat the intolerable religious persecution now victimizing fellow believers and those of other faiths.”

Two more years later, on 27 January 1998, the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) came into force. It was originally introduced by the Republican Representative, Frank Wolf. This law gave birth to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), a government-funded agency. It was the machinations of the USCIRF that eventually led to Modi’s visa denial.

If there’s one thing the Church lobby in the US is never short of, it is money. And when a group of 42000 Evangelical Churches come together, they usually achieve the outcome they desire. In other words, this gargantuan Evangelical lobby received “Government” status with the blessings of sitting politicians. The IRFA and the USCIRF’s lofty concern for religious freedom was a mere garb. What was left unstated was the right to convert non-Christians across the world. Evangelism was officially made one of the tools of US foreign policy.

But there’s another layer of duplicity here. Frank Wolf’s original conception of the IRFA contained sanctions for those countries that “violated religious freedom,” a euphemism for “resisting Christian conversions.” However, this didn’t pass muster in the face of strident opposition from powerful corporate interests who had sprawling businesses in all sorts of vile dictatorships. Which simply means that these US corporates opposed it because they were willing to ignore all sorts of atrocities committed in say Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. Business always trumps such pesky notions. And so the combined might of 42000 Evangelical Churches was powerless against the corporate lobby.

USCIRF sets the tone

But no such luck for India where the USCIRF almost had a free run thanks to a spineless former PM named Manmohan Singh.

Enter Felice Gaer. We shall let Zahir Janmohamed, the person who had “a front-row seat to” the sordid Modi-visa-denial affair, speak:

Felice D. Gaer, the director of the American Jewish Committee’s human rights program, was selected as a [USCIRF] commissioner in 2001, she decided to widen the panel’s scope to other religions. “I wanted to turn this around, to make our focus broader,” Ms. Gaer said in an interview. This chance came in February 2002 when she learned about the riots in Gujarat, India. “We learned about the riots in real time. We had people on staff who kept telling us we need to do something,” Ms. Gaer said… Ms. Gaer tried to arrange an official commission trip to India to survey the damage caused by the 2002 riots but was denied permission to enter India.

So what did Gaer do when the permission was denied? She simply flew down some Indians to “testify” before a hearing she had organized on 10 June 2002. The names of these Indians are now very familiar for their infamy: Teesta Setalvad, Father Cedric Prakash, Najid Hussain (son-in-law of Ahsan Jaffri, the Gujarat MP killed in the riots), Kamal Mitra Chenoy (former Professor at JNU, and current member of the Aam Aadmi Party), and Sumit Ganguly (Professor of Asian Studies in the Texas University).

A reading of the transcript of the hearing makes several things clear immediately:

  • The USCIRF has no jurisdiction over an issue purely internal to India.
  • It was not really a hearing but a sham, a Kangaroo court whose outcome has already been decided—to demonize and vilify Narendra Modi and various Hindu groups.
  • The ease with which the US was able to co-opt and invite some Indians with vested interests and dangerous agendas in the name of minority and human rights, and its version of religious freedom.
  • Nobody from any Hindu group or the Indian/Gujarat Government was invited to give their side of the events.
  • Because India denied permission to the USCIRF to visit Gujarat, the “recommendations” the hearing made were based purely on the “testimony” of these Indians with vested interests.
  • Even worse, Government investigations into the Gujarat riots had barely begun but the USCIRF’s “hearing” had already declared Narendra Modi guilty.
  • The USCIRF’s “recommendations” set the tone for Modi’s eventual visa denial in 2005.

Indeed, this hearing had far-reaching implications in how the Gujarat riots discourse was scripted thereafter. Things like “thousands of Muslims were killed,” “genocide,” “holocaust,” “Nazi,” “Hitler,” and “ethnic cleansing” were casually bandied about by Teesta and co in this hearing. An entire Gujarat riots cottage industry was born.  Plays were staged, documentaries were made, books, poems and copious articles and academic papers were written, all of which precisely contained embellished and subtle versions of this “testimony.”

It is also worth examining some of the “recommendations” our Indian testifiers made to the USCIRF in the hearing:

  • Father Cedric Prakash beseeched the USCIRF to recommend a “powerful intervention” by the US Government and from “all over the world.”
  • Dr. Sumit Ganguly asks the US to “certainly chide India…in a fairly sharp language” and use “various nongovernmental organizations to…change the state…of religious rites (sic. Rights) in India.”
  • Dr. Sumit Ganguly also advocates that the US use “tactics and strategy rather than substance” to isolate the BJP politically within India by lobbying with its political opponents.

Incredibly, the combined intelligence of the people with important-sounding official titles at the USCIRF uncritically swallowed all of this as Gospel Truth.

From this emerged the USCIRF recommendations, an important one being the need for the “United States and private individuals [to] work to strengthen those individuals and organizations within India that are trying to promote tolerance and communal harmony.”

It is thus not entirely coincidental that Teesta Setalvad received a $90000 grant from Ford Foundation in 2004, and $250000 in 2009. This is apart from similarly enormous sums she has received to keep the Gujarat issue alive: here’s the full list.

The outcome of the USCIRF hearing was precisely what various India and Hindu-baiters wanted. A pressure group was formed within the US whose tentacles spread to the highest Government levels in the US and then to India. Two key people led this lobby, and both were Indians: the Indian evangelist John Prabhudoss and Raju Rajagopal (a retired doctor). These two teamed up and successfully lobbied Republican Representatives Joe Pitts (Pennsylvania) and Frank Wolf (Virginia) and convinced them to accompany the Indian-born duo to a trip to Ahmedabad in the winter of 2002. That was a significant victory of sorts because this pressure group grew enormously influential in a short span.

The club of Evangelist Republican Representatives

To fully understand the significance of this, we need examine the roles played by specific Republican Representatives.

The first of course is Frank Wolf, who introduced the IRFA bill, which later became law. Other names include the selfsame Joe Pitts, Trent Franks (Arizona), and Dan Burton (Indiana). Apart from being politicians, these names also share a few other things in common: they are all active supporters of Evangelism. Three chief ways in which they extend their support include drafting Evangelism-friendly legislation, offering financial and lobbying muscle to Evangelical organizations and attempting to thwart obstacles to Evangelism.

Joe Pitts and Trent Franks are closely associated with Evangelism Explosion International, a missionary outfit. Both have received its “Christian Statesmanship” awards in the past.

Joe Pitts and Frank Wolf are also members of perhaps the most influential Christian Fundamentalist outfit, The Fellowship, which has frightening levels of power. It funded both Pitts’ and Wolf’s 2002 trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan where they spoke to Musharraf about how they are “best friends…. We’re members of the same prayer group.”

And Trent Franks, Frank Wolf, Joe Pitts, and Dan Burton are all members of the International religious freedom caucus (IRFC) a bi-partisan group of about 60 Congressional members “who address religious persecution for people of any or no faith.” Trent Franks is a co-founder of this caucus, founded in 2006. Incidentally, in 2011, the FBI netted Dan Burton for having received tainted funds for his campaign, tracing it all the way back to the ISI—in the Indian parlance, Burton was also one of Ghulam Nabi Fai’s minions.

It’s interesting that neither the IRFC nor these individual representatives have a record of addressing religious persecution of Hindus anywhere in the world—Kashmir, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Indian North East, West Bengal, and Fiji. If the USCIRF has taken upon itself to care for Indian Muslims and Christians living in India, one wonders why it has remained mum on the continuing cleansing and harassment of Hindus in West Bengal and the North East.

And it is the combined might of these influential politicians that Raju Rajagopal and John Prabhudoss were able to tap into. The result was that they were able to directly influence Dick Cheney who ordered the sign off on the piece of paper that denied the US visa to Narendra Modi. The late B. Raman narrates the entire sordid saga of how (primarily) John Prabhudoss orchestrated the plot. Back then, Raju gloated how

When we heard about Modi’s visit, we were ready,” Mr. Rajagopal said. “Actually, we had been ready and waiting for Modi’s visit for a few years.” […] “It was a tremendous victory…

But it was a massive defeat for India, which did not stand up for its dignity. It’s anybody’s guess how the US would’ve reacted if India had denied a visa to Joe Pitts and Frank Wolf who visited Ahmedabad to meddle in an affair internal India.

Manmohan Singh allows USCIRF to have a rogue run in India

But India’s spineless response to Modi’s visa denial set a precedent. In fact, much jubilation erupted in the ruling Congress party circles as well as among the usual suspects in the secular firmament.

The US then realized that it could bully India with impunity.

As the Sunday Guardian revealed in April, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton had set up a special “get Narendra Modi” cell in the Obama administration. Indeed, in the years that followed, she unleashed the vast and apparently unconnected army of NGOs across the world to play all sorts of subversive games in India. It is a very telling commentary on the state of affairs that 65 MPs (labelled on social media as 65 traitors) had the gall to send a signed “appeal” to Obama to continue the “no visa policy” to Narendra Modi as late as July 2013 and defiantly, proudly justified this treasonous act.

It also helped that India was in the vise-like grip of the seditious NAC, Sonia Gandhi’s super cabinet accountable to none. The NAC itself was a tightly-knit unit of various NGO owners firmly committed to incendiary ideologies like Maoism and lent overt and covert support for Evangelism among other destructive activities. Teesta Setalvad too was a member of this cabal. When the Government launched an investigation into the agitation against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, it discovered direct funding linkages from various European Christian organizations to the protestors. It was also no secret that most of these protestors were affiliated to local Churches.

The US must apologize to Narendra Modi

This is the real issue, the real obstacle that the US needs to overcome before trying to recraft its engagement with India. To put it bluntly, the US needs to apologize to Narendra Modi for denying him the visa. As my good friend and economist Dr. Atanu Dey said, “Narendra Modi should not go to the US until it formally apologizes for having unfairly accused him of being a criminal. Nothing compels a man to take an accusation without resistance unless the man is guilty. So Narendra Modi going to the US without getting that matter resolved is tantamount to admitting that he is a criminal.”

On his part, Narendra Modi has begun on the right note by recovering with a bang what Manmohan Singh had so willingly mortgaged: India’s self-respect. India’s respect on the international stage had reached its nadir under Dr. Singh.

On 16 May on social media, Modi sent his Prime Ministerial thanks to Japan, Israel and other nations ahead of the US, placing it lower in the pecking order. And even as we speak, he has left the US guessing on how it needs to deal with him. Modi’s visa was denied under the Republican regime but ever since, the Democrats—special emphasis on Hillary Clinton—stepped up the hostility against him. This once again underscores the expedient and self-serving nature of US foreign policy to which previous Indian regimes have fallen prey.

And India should see no reason not to play the same game given that it has lost dearly by playing the game according to US rules: unchecked missionary conversions which have disrupted social harmony in large parts of the country and the Kudankulam type protests which impede the urgent necessity to revive the economy. The recent IB report to the Prime Minister reveals the extent of damage the US policy towards India has done: “the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has submitted a classified document identifying several foreign-funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that are “negatively impacting economic development”. A significant number of Indian NGOs (funded by some donors based in the US, the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Scandinavian countries) have been noticed to be using people centric issues to create an environment which lends itself to stalling development projects.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to set the terms of engagement from a position of strength. That includes but is not limited to the following:

  • An unconditional apology for the visa denial.
  • A complete clampdown on the USCIRF-type of roguish interference in India’s internal affairs.
  • No cutting cross deals with Pakistan and non-interference in how India will deal with this failed neighbour.
  • A total weeding out of US-funded/backed NGOs which it has successfully used to foment trouble within India.
  • None of the human rights drama, another successful tactic, which in the past kept India perpetually on the defensive.

It is clear that the US has realized that it is dealing with a very different type of Indian Prime Minister. The “flexible approach” and over-the-top “reaching out” messages perhaps signal this but India needs to be wary. Overall, the Obama tenure has ended up in shambles and the US needs India more than India needs it.

Zahir Janmohamad’s article mentions a senior official in the Obama administration as saying:

“I know it is a cliché,” the official said, “but our talking point on India has always been, ‘India and the U.S. are both democracies that share the same values.’ You cannot really apply that statement to Modi. If Modi becomes prime minister, I guess we will have to come up with something new to say.”

Narendra Modi has become Prime Minister. And the US is now left searching for that “something new to say.”

Sandeep Balakrishna is a columnist and author of Tipu Sultan: the Tyrant of Mysore. He has translated S.L. Bhyrappa’s “Aavarana: the Veil” from Kannada to English.
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  • voidist

    the article is well meaning , but flawed….
    why did all the coniving and plotting against Modi fail , both extenally and internally…….?
    Answer : because for a Change the spineless Indians came to thier senses and voted using
    thier wallet and thier brain..
    facit: Indian voters and People are sheer filth who have willfully voted agianst thier
    own intersests since last 1000 yrs…gulami to foreigners is a national pastime..
    remember 4500 civil servants in the u.k ruled entire india for 200 years via remote control
    from Whitehall……
    a People gets the government it deserves…..dont feel sorry for Indians when
    they get taken over by another colonial power …..
    remember , Dawood Ibrahim the Terrorist rules entire Bollywood from paksitan,,,,
    how is this done? bribing the right Hindus off course ……….!!

    • Chatrapathi Akula

      Good! You can continue living as a second or third rate Indian wherever you are living. Also cut your tongue and fling it open for uttering “Bharata bhagya vidhata” – in case you don’t know the meaning – ” Inheritor of the legacy and wealth of Bharat(Emperor/Civilization State)”, for feeding your ancestors or yourselves so that you could live happily. That sums up your level..and status as a human. What do you expect? Wherever you are, without any sort of respect or “iman” for your homeland, others to value you? Neither you have any sort of knowledge of history or why things are as they are..rather you have a stock of opinions to throw about India. Empty vessels make the most sound, stands true for you. Now disgraceful inheritor of Bharat’s legacy…you can continue living your second or third rate life wherever you are.

      • voidist

        have you finished abusing me ? good ..now answer just one of
        my Statements above..in a calm and rational way..
        moghuls, brits and then Sonia between them have ruled india for 100o yrs plus..
        pls answer why ?

        • Chatrapathi Akula

          I could sit down and give you specifics or if you have the will and interest, you can research yourself. Start from here for starters’. But i’ll grace the ocean for you :). You see, the thing that India was under seige for 1000+ years is entirely misplaced. You can look here http://voiceofdharma.org/books/siii/ch8.html and know more.
          When it comes to the Brits, it is a known fact even in Marxist textbooks that when Brits came to India and landed on the ports of Bengal, who was it who gave them the leverage? Nadir Shah…and skipping over some more specifics, let me also point out that it was not that the Mughal rule ended because of the Brits, it was because of the relentless struggle we gave them and they only survived because of the Brits, who saw an opportunity in the situation being kept alive. Later fast forward into time, we’ve got the proper revoltless British rule only for around 90 years, you can verify this on the internet. The thing that they ruled us for 200 years and we sat as ducks is entirely false, and then Sonia.. fast forward a bit and you see Gandhi enter the foray as an empire loyalist in the guise of the “Mahatma”, read Radha Rajan’s articles on Deconstructing Gandhi, they provide a lot of information from meticulous research. Now Gandhi appoints Nehru who was guy who proclaimed “I am the last white man to rule Hindustan”. However, keeping aside who did what…your question remains in my mind and I shall attempt and answering it, now that I have given you the background..I earnestly feel that you do know that every Civilization is a sinusoid transition..By telling that being a victim is a sign of weakness and therefore, the nation must be weak willed one is not correct. You have a nation here where most of the people do not have access to the language of information – English, they didn’t have either. Who are the ones who ruled India, did they learn our language or culture or anything and rule us? No! They ruled us a foreigners, foreign culture, foreign language, impose it on us and where not possible give a person something that he is lusting about and that’s it you can get the job done. Where most of the people in the cities run behind fuel, electricity and money and devices and what not..you’ve got people in the villages in agriculture, constructing houses for us to live, making food for us to eat, and yada yada and what do they get? almost nothing and so you give them a hope that they’ll get what they want and from there I think you know what happens..continued…

          • voidist

            admire your passion

          • nitz19arg

            #respect

        • Chatrapathi Akula

          continuation –
          Now that’s the modern times, let’s go back into the past and see,
          Every nation has always got a Shakuni or a Duryodhana or a Karna in some form or the other. In short, Not everyone is rebellious as you and me, not everyone has a thirst for truth as earnest as yourself or myself, not everyone is active, most of them lazy, give them enough, they’ll be forever grateful, not everyone cares about the nation, not everyone is selfless and the list goes on. When you take away the education system that you have been brought up for millenia, when you take away the language which has shaped the way you think and produced great souls for millenia, number of those people keep reducing, disconnect the villages from the cities, your spine becomes weak, connect everything foreign as good and import things simultaneously weeding out nativity, indigenuity, you get a people demoralized, less confident, confused and these are the ones ruling and the ruled most of them are the ones I mentioned above, and the few that fight have no support enough. Kalachakra keeps turning nevertheless, everyone gets their fair chance, bad and good equally, it’s a sinusoid. It’s as simple as that. It’s not a story of India, it is common in every nation. Was in Britain, was in China, was in USA, was in South American nations, was in Japan, was in Austrasia…

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  • Naren

    Good one !! Modi overcame all these..

  • Usha Dravid

    Excellent artifcle. So many things were made clear, and the web woven around one man seems incredibly evil, with so many players doing their bit. And the most amazing part is that Modiji has come out shining despite all the odds stacked against him. And India showed its intelligence in voting this man as their saviour! Modiji, you are the Prime Minister India needs! God be with you!

  • Very good article.

    Can we now have an article which explores the Fascistic tendencies of Hindu Right-Wing organisations and their unreasonable Islamophobic outlook.

    • IndiannotAmused

      Please write it-you seem to be both “knowledgeable and eager”…..then send the link to the “ignorant masses” [like me].

  • Great and courageous article. Few more points. USCIRF started targeting Hindus, in India, long before Modi became CM in 2002. Check uscirf.blogspot.com and wikipedia for details.
    Sample:
    1) Promoting discord between Hindus & Sikhs?
    USCIRF 2001 report blames Sangh Parivar for violence against Sikh.

    2) Promoting discord between Hindus and Buddhist?
    USCIRF 2014 report states that a Hindu priest was arrested in Bodh Gaya blast but protest ensued and NIA released him. USCIRF does not mention arrests of IM operatives and there is not a single media report of a powerful protest forcing NIA to release suspected Hindu Priest.

    3) Opposing religious freedom and safety at Amarnath?
    USCIRF 2009 India report’s description of “Sri Amarnath Shrine land for temporary shelter controversy” omits freedom of worship issues like continuous terror attack on Hindu pilgrims and pilgrim shelter, past massacres of pilgrims, and necessity of providing safe shelter. Instead of voicing “freedom of religion” concerns, USCIRF lends voice to myopic view and fictitious claims of those who want to curtail “Freedom of Worship”.

    4) Failure to condemn attacks on Hindu ashram?
    USCIRF 2009 India report’s description of “Orissa Riots” papered over freedom of religion issues like December 2007 attack on Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati, August 2008 attack on Jalespeta Hindu monastery and resulting massacre of 5 Hindu worshipers including Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati, woman and childran. Instead of reporting violation of freedom of all religions, USCIRF reported “Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati played a central role in fomenting and encouraging the December 2007 violence against christains”

  • The US should first make amends and make its intentions clear.

  • Satchitanand

    In depth analysis! It should be made available to public to know how US is playing games at the cost of India.

  • Amakant

    Great analysis but it needs to be brought out strongly in the public domain to create a lasting impression about the unethical and vile machinations of the US and its cohorts in India. Unfortunately it is too early in the game for Modi to expect an apology from the US. He has unexpectedly made the right reconciliatory noises and it is not a lessening of pride. To be in a position of strength first Modi needs the opposition and the country solidly behind him. Again he has made the right moves. Clearly Modi is adopting the strategies from Maharaj Shivaji’s book. Except the battlefield will be economy. And this is where Modi can make the US grovel. But Hindus in US need to back Modi up to. By ensuring the defeat of all those who denied Modi the visa. And by ensuring Hillary Clinton does not become the US President, ever.

  • kiran

    Brilliant piece..Seems u missed the part tht Modi has made strict laws about conversion to xian in Gujrat which plays lions share in Visa Denial.

  • Indian

    Initially I had the same view but later I thought that Mr. Modi was hurt for so long and he must know all the information, even much more than that is written here alongside having the assistance of government machine. PM Modi acceptance of talk with US must be part of much larger plan and I believe it would have baffled US equally that how Modi has so easily accepted the invitation. In politics tactics are not publicly declared and International politics is mess containing lot of players. Plus lot of super intelligent people are working with him right now. So I would say trust on our PM and watch the show. One thing is quite famous in Gujarat that Modi neither forget nor forgives!
    One request : Please replace the commenting system with disqus and it is easy to discuss on that plus no additional accounts are needed.

  • Apology or no apology Modi never ever visit US of A

    Do Business only in India

  • While agreeing that relationship with US is important, it should not be at the cost of national prestige. Now Modi is the PM of India and any insult to him we cannot tolerate. Even as CM the denial of visa initiated by Vatican agent Sonia and rejoiced by traitor congress party, US insulted India. Biggest communist country China,having highest trade with US treats it with contempt politically. Getting highest aid from US ,Pak does not bother to confront it on political issues. India is the biggest imports of defense equipments from US. So it is for US to maintain friendly relationship with India. Spineless MUMmohan pledged country’s prestige for his personal benefit
    and to help ISI agent Sonia increase her money in Swiss Bank. It is my sincere opinion that unless
    US explicitly express regret for its stupid stand against our beloved Modi he should not visit US.

  • Sam

    Great summation of the infamous events leading to the visa denial. The traitorous 65 MPs deserve far greater public shaming for their pathetic supplication on bended knees to the US on a matter concerning an Indian citizen. You can’t get more anti-national than that!

    With regard to Mr. Modi’s response as the leader of the nation, here is one positive way to emulate the US before they became a superpower; speak softly and carry a big stick. Work quietly behind the scenes to curtail the evangelicals and treat churches and mosques in the same way that temples have been controlled under the Nehruvians and the communists. Like Mr. Batra, use the same tools that the secularists happily wielded until the tables were turned on them.

  • NGOs are to be supervised. If it is done properly, everything will fall in line. Besides, Court has to look into submission of false affidavits.

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  • If Modi decides to ignore the US, he would be no better than the worthies listed in this brilliant article. He should accept the US invitation, let them know that he knows the games US plays/is playing, shame them (I wonder if they have any) and get on with real-politic of engaging with them to derive what is best for India’s interest). As to the home grown worthies like Teestas they are too beyond contempt for Modi to waste his time. He had treated them precisely this way for the past 12 odd years. Hope Modi survives for at least 10 years as PM to restore some balance to the devastating damage done by Traitors of India…….

  • A very informative and brilliant article that answers many questions indirectly.Why sudden rise of conversions to Christianity in Independent and secular India, How the 57 Hindu passengers at Godhra station being burnt down alive was completely submerged in the loud noise about the 2002 riots in which, incidentally, Hindus also died.It seems that this NGO business has become a milch cow for some for gobbling money by indulging in false positions and pseudo secular attitudes.They are pandering truth and causing a great damage to india.

  • Indeed eye opening post. Sandip Balakrishna has done a great service to country to bring facts and in depth analysis. Yes, every sensible & patriotic citizen of the country will agree with “terms of engagement” list.

  • Stupid US playing in the hands of Christian lobby and their agent Hillary Clinton denied visa for Modi quoting Gujarat riot as reason,and hardly the Indians knew it was the act of Vaticn & ISI agent Sonia sitting in India orchestrated the episodes . The spineless& traitor Mannmohan and his 40 thieves rejoiced the denial of visa to Modi,forgetting that he was CM of an India’s state,instead of protesting to the arrogant US. Even after massive victory of Modi as PM of India thick skilled US idiotically mentioning “visa would be considered if approached by Modi,as if,he was so desperate .The fact that the bloody US is after India for business has not sunk into US. I firmly feel that w/o apology explicitly expressed by US Modi should not visit US.

  • No matter how much business orientation does modi has doesn’t matter here. He can’t ignore this image wreck of india internationally just for the sake of business interests. Hope this message reaches to NaMo loud & clear..

  • Thank you for describing how it all happened. I personally heard Cedric Prakash and Aruna Roy at their talks in an University petitioning the audience to support the denial of visa to Shri. Modi; they did not realize how shameless it is to ask some other country to be a global policeman.

  • Wonderful assertions and shall we say demands of sensible Indians on the Modi Government – hope you have shared this with the MEA folks at the right levels!

    Yes, we need to get our act together, to defange the traitors in our midst – yes, am using very strong words – who have been so low on self-esteem and patriotism that they were ready to sell their souls for a few bread-crumb rupees thrown at them.

    These memes need to be cleaned out – need to strategically isolate all such who turned into turncoats praising Modi post may-16th. The damage that they have done to our Nation and us citizens is enormous – yes, Modi and BJP took a hit too….

    We need to awaken the true patriotic DNA in each of our Indians to be able to fathom the depths of the insidious/ cancerous rot that has crept into our Nation.

    May the force be with you

  • Please make a documentary about this and/or write a book exposing all the dark art of these US organisations and the collusion of Indian traitors.

  • Brilliant analysis. The fact is that Indian MSM, political parties like Congress, Mamata Banerjee’s TMC etc. are hell bent on destroying India from within. These people are in the pockets of NGOs and other US organisations (Ford Foundations etc.) and will do anything to undermine India’s prospects of becoming a powerful country.

    I agree, USA should apologise, but it won’t. Modi should remian resolute and deny going to US choosing instead to conduct bilateral relationship from a neutral platform e.g. from Japan or Vietnam.

    Basically, Indian government should have as little a relationship with US government as possible all the while leaving commercial ties open for development without any governmental interference.

    • Kejri Paltu

      Your are forgetting AAP ……. AAP is trojan horse that has reached the heart of India… I am CIA agent, groomed by ISI and supported by SONIA … I want to destabilize India and spread Anarchy