The Arrogance Of The USCIRF

Isn’t it nothing but the white arrogance to assume that the United States reserves rights of admission while its politicians have an all access pass to the world?

Dear Ms. Katrina Swett Lantos,

This is with reference to the remarks made by you and your colleague and the chairman of the United States Commission for International Religious Freedom about Indian government’s decision to deny visa to the team of commissioners who wished to visit the country in order to investigate incidents of religious intolerance and suppression of minority’s rights. You have termed the decision of Indian government as “a tremendous missed opportunity”. I beg to differ with you, I feel this decision has provided Indians like me with a tremendous opportunity to take a closer look at the USCIRF and its functionaries.

First of all, let’s provide some context to this controversy. US state department denied visa to India’s current Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi (who at that time was the Chief Minister of Gujarat ) , holding him responsible ( basis innuendo and hearsay than any real evidence) for the communal riots in his home state of Gujarat in 2002.

modiIn an interview to New York Times carried on August 13th ,2013, you in your capacity as a member of the USCIRF advocated continuing  the policy of not allowing Mr. Modi entry in USA even if he became Prime Minister. As a matter of fact, the timing of the interview which was published barely a month before BJP made the official announcement of Mr. Modi’s name as its Prime Ministerial Candidate (it was a foregone conclusion in political circles at least 2-3 months prior to that) coupled with your opening remarks where you say “For the people of India, I think it is important for them to consider very carefully who it is who they want to be their next prime minister. But I think it is a bit of information that will help them as they go through that electoral process. It is our view and view of many others that Mr. Modi shall not be granted the privilege of U.S. visa because of the very serious doubts that remain and that hang over Mr. Modi relative to his role in the horrific events of 2002 in Gujarat.”

I will circle back to your interview full of conjectures, suppositions and blatant lies later. But for now let’s establish the fact that you did not wish Mr. Narendra Modi to enter your country even if he became a Prime Minister (to speak nothing of the fact that you had the imperialist arrogance to assume Indian voter will care two hoots about whether US allows our PM to enter their country) so now that he is the PM (and given a red carpet by your own countrymen and President) why do you find it so surprising that India is reluctant to let you in?

Isn’t it nothing but the white arrogance to assume that the United States reserves rights of admission while its politicians have an all access pass to the world? Because there is also no mistaking the fact that USCIRF is a political body run by career politicians. You yourself made an unsuccessful bid for the Congressional seat vacated by your husband in 2002 along with two primary bids (2008 senate and 2010 Congress, both unsuccessful).

The Chairman of the USCIRF Robert P George has been active in politics for over four decades.  Leonard A Leo, a former Chairperson of the USCIRF has served as the Catholic strategist for the 2004 Bush Presidential campaign.  I can go on but you see my point.

Having said that, let me, as a non-office holding Indian express what are my reservations about your proposed field trip. This is what USCIRF chairman Robert P George had to say about the visa denial One would expect that the Indian government would allow for more transparency than have these nations, and would welcome the opportunity to convey its views directly to USCIRF…”

Well Mr. George it is not that we don’t welcome this opportunity but we do not see the need of it. First, and let me not be indelicate about it but Americans are notorious for their prejudiced and often hilariously wrong knowledge about India. From pulp novelist the late Sidney Sheldon mentioning Kolkata as India’s capital in his 1987 novel “windmills of the Gods” to thousands of average television viewers taking Hindu- Indian origin Miss America Nina Davuluri as an Arab (member of Al-qaeda, no less), hardly a day goes by when we do not see your average ill-informed American surprised at not encountering elephants while walking on the streets of our national capital.

miss USAPersonally, I do not see this necessarily as a racism issue (though there is a compelling case of racism to be made against folks who call the daughter of an Indian origin doctor Arab Terrorist because she had the temerity to win a beauty competition), I just think generally you people are ignorant to the extent that would be considered comical by the educated Indians.  It is a proven fact that on the eve of the Iraq war, over 70 % Americans thought Saddam Hussein was personally involved in 9/11.

A National Geographic Survey showed one in three Americans could not find Great Britain on a map. In the same group 65 % respondent thought America’s population to be between 750 million to 2 billion. It was actually 298 million. A National Science Foundation poll suggests nearly 1 out of 4 Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth. I am all for outsiders coming in and telling us what we are doing wrong, but in light of these staggering numbers you will pardon me for being a tad cynical.

Now let’s circle back to the interview you gave to NYT and analyse it a bit for intent as well as information quality.

While speaking about the convicted state minister Ms. Maya Kodnani, you have this to say “it is highly unlikely at the very least that this minister would have been engaged to the degree that she was without the knowledge, without the direction from Mr. Modi.”. Ms. Swett, there is a term for this kind of insinuation from your own history. It is guilty by association and it invokes the darkest days of state persecution in USA’s history i.e. the McCarthy’s communist witch-hunt. I wonder if any politician in 21st century will make a statement as irresponsible as this.

Next you mention the “There is of course the very damning sworn notarized affidavit of former deputy commissioner of police Sanjeev Bhatt, which is really an eyewitness account. He is not simply providing sworn testimony as to events that happened on the streets. His testimony is also regarding things that were said by Mr. Modi in his presence”.

As you are aware ,Mr. Bhatt’s testimony was rubbished by the SIT investigating the Gujarat riots and in a ruling given over a year before your interview with NYT, the SIT had conclusively ruled that Bhatt was not present at the meeting you referred to and hence his testimony was false.

As of today, Bhatt is terminated from his services and his attempts to appeal have all been unsuccessful.  The supreme court of India, while quashing his plea noted “Bhatt “was not acting bona-fide and was catering to the interest elsewhere”, and further stated “petitioner (Bhatt) was in active touch with leaders of rival political party, NGOs, their lawyers tried to play media card, was being tutored by NGOs. He had probably forgotten that he was a senior IPS officer”.

So much for the damning sworn notarized affidavit eh?

Next you shift grounds (sensing lack of evidence probably) and say “there have been very few convictions”. Wrong. There have been over 440 convictions that include the sitting minister of state Ms. Maya Kodnani. Compare that with your own country that has convicted less than 320 terrorists since 9/11.

The most ridiculous (or grave) misstep occurs in the very next sentence where you say Certainly in our system of justice you can be found not guilty, which is not the same thing as found innocent.” What?? No, really, what??? Isn’t ‘innocent until proven guilty beyond all reasonable doubt’ the gold standard of criminal justice system? You are actually rubbishing that; saying, sometimes just because I can’t prove your guilt, doesn’t mean I can’t stop accusing you of exactly the same crime you were exonerated of?  You are a Doctor of Law from the California University Ms. Swett. As Tom Cruise asks Demi Moore In “A Few Good Men” “were you sick the day they taught law at law school?”

Lest this become a political shouting match, allow me to move on from your ill-founded opinions about Gujarat riots and concentrate on your understanding of USCIRF’s role. In a question about the selective involvement of USCIRF you brazenly admit “we tend to expect more of democracies than we do of dictatorships.” I am sorry for being blunt, but this is the statement of a pencil pushing career bureaucrat who would like to wield power only on soft targets. Basically not only you are aware that you are opposing religious extremism where it is at its lowest (if at all) but you approve of it as a policy.

American Comedian Bill Maher, in this hilarious clip here calls this attitude, (even if he is talking about a different set of liberals) “nit-picky, intra mural attacking of friends for insufficient purity. Compulsively cleaning up little corners of the room that is already quiet clean while there are giant piles of s**t everywhere else”. The social justice warriors of Indian history were made up of far tougher fibre than this Ms. Swett. Those agents of change survived attacks on their lives and social boycott for their beliefs and battles. To see a member of the most protected country in the world throw in towel like this before dictatorship is truly sad.

You conclude this interview with the classic liberal “disagreement as proof of moral deficiency” argument where you term the difference amongst US lawmakers whether to allow Mr. Modi visa or not as “I don’t think it breaks along partisan lines. I think it breaks down along which congressmen prioritize human rights versus who don’t.” Bottom line- whoever doesn’t agree with your world-view basically does not have human rights as a priority. I fail to see how the Indian government does not admire your open mindedness and spirit of democratic debate.

I also feel your own support base and affiliations have several questionable components from the viewpoint of religious freedom. Herbert Sandler, who supported your unsuccessful bid to Congress in 2002, is among the biggest benefactors of “Centre for American progress” a so called left leaning think tank who is often accused of anti-Semitism as well as criticized for failure to disclose its contributors.

I find this truly astonishing given that your own father was a holocaust survivor.  Also and while we admire your stand to term ISIS acts in Syria as “genocide”, as a democratic party appointment to the USCIRF (chosen by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid),   we really do not see enough outrage against the Obama administration’s soft stand on Islamic radicals.

Robert P GeorgeThe other part that makes me worry when I take a look at the composition of USCIRF is of course, the history of its own members when it comes to civil rights issue in America and other countries. Prof. Robert P George, the chairperson, is a lifelong opponent of a woman’s right to choose, in fact he left Democratic Party in the 1980s due to his difference with a majority of them over the issue of abortion.

In 2009, while America was waging two wars and the world was in the grip of the most serious financial crisis since 1929, Prof George drafted the notorious “ Manhattan Declaration: a call to Christian conscience” ; a manifesto that basically asks all Christians to reaffirm their anti-abortion, anti-stem cell research, anti-same sex marriage stance. The same manifesto also calls for “civil disobedience” if a Christian feels his/her basic values are being challenged by the country’s law.

This document was roundly criticized by all but the most fanatical Evangelicals and Apple was even forced to withdraw the Manhattan declaration app due to its bigotry and homophobic content. Mr. George is also a leading member of the “theoconservatism” movement that preaches extremist Christian values and believes that America is rooted in the idea of Christianity.

In India, women have an absolute right to choose, and that debate was settled over forty years back. Any politician claiming abortion as murder is apt to be laughed out of his seat in the next election. We encourage stem cell research, mostly because we are not wacko enough to see life in a petri dish. The debate on same sex marriage is picking momentum here, we really do not need bigots who preach civil disobedience against usage of condoms to come and observe us.

Another of your commissioners Mary Ann Glendon was chosen for Laetare Medal by Notre Dame University in 2009. She denied the medal. The reason? The School was hosting as commencement speaker and bestowing an honorary degree upon a person who was pro-choice in the abortion debate. The name of the controversial speaker? Barrack Obama, President of the United States.

Look I am not taking the moral high ground here. I understand there are two sides to every debate. All I am saying is when you talk about positions like observers and inspectors about something as intimate and controversial as religion, it is fair expectation to have those observers having as little skin in the game as possible. People who insult the President of their own country for his views on abortion and people who drafts manifesto to ban stem cell research have a lot of skin in this particular game.

For people like George and Gledon to be neutral about a Hindu majority country in view of their own fanatical faith in their religion is about as naïve as a Pepsico Inspector impartially giving quality assurance certificate to coca cola plant.In your recent comments you have welcome us to come to USA and inspect the treatment of minorities in USA.

The offer is very generous Ms. Swett but I think we will wait till you sort out the treatment given to women (at half the population they are hardly the minority and yet one half of your political apparatus is intent on crushing their right to choose), and get some discipline in your college campuses that are fast becoming armies of leftist thugs who literally shout “fire” in a crowded theatre. The problem with USA is not hidden bigotry and injustice. It is out in the open. Problem is that of political will power.

And unlike you, our faith in the institution of democracy demands we give you a little more time to set your house in order.

Mayuresh runs a financial advisory business in Pune and is an avid marathon runner and reader. His novel ‘The Dark Road’ is now available on Juggernaut app here: https://www.juggernaut.in/books/657f2054995249e48c8a753040e01fb7
  • Harry the King

    Excellent article and superb TIGHT SLAPS – after slaps on this “two timer” of a woman – who being a whore herself wants to check the virginity of Mother Mary.

  • Rajesh K
  • Jana krish

    I’m really happy tonight that there is a strong and vigilant group of Hindus, if i can label them as that, that which has knowledge, awareness , presence and the means to fight for the cause of sanata dharma… grateful to all of you.

  • Jana krish

    I’m really happy tonight that there is a strong and vigilant group of Hindus, if i can label them as that, that which has knowledge, awareness , presence and the means to fight for the cause of sanata dharma… grateful to all of you.

  • JagoBharatVasiyo

    Rajiv Malhotra interviewed by young California enterpreneur, Balaji Srinivasan
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhDs3OPqMQ4

    Breaking India Video: Please watch this Breaking India video,
    “Breaking India – Rajiv Malhotra – Where is India in the Eagle’s Eye (America)”
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=HpwPqK6RUGE

  • JagoBharatVasiyo

    BREAKING INDIA forces are in overdrive to Break India. This is one case of it.

    Xtianity is a genocidal cult and Love of jesus is a ploy to do exactly opposite.and commit genocides as we have seen for
    last 2000 yrs.

    Over one million people Converted to Christianity at single event in India: Feeding Poison to Indians
    http://theelijahchallenge.org/over-one-million-people-accept-christ-at-single-event-in-india/

    The Elijah Challenge in India
    http://www.theelijahchallenge.org/india-index/

    Read about manipulative MISSIONARY MENACE and Breaking India Forces working in India. Open your eyes by reading the following book. It does not matter what religion you are, but you MUST read the book if you are truly concerned for
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    BOOK: “BREAKING INDIA” – How Breaking India Forces are manipulating India to cause it’s break up
    BOOK: “Being Different” – How Hinduism is different from Abrahamic faiths such as Christianity, Islam
    BOOK: “Battle for Sanskrit” – How western scholars deliberately manipulate Sanskrit to English translations to create
    divisions in India and change original meanings.

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    Please read about how church manipulated and created divisions between Hutus and Tutsi’s with active participation in
    the genocide and this happened in the 90’s. The cunning missionaries are upto the same exact thing in Bharat to create
    divisions in the country.

    BOOK: Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda – Timothy Longman
    BOOK: Rule By Secrecy – Jim Marrs

    Read how the western academia denigrates other cultures and gods of Hinduism under the garb of scholarship. Any decent human being will refrain from doing this.

    BOOK: “INVADING THE SACRED”

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    Kindly share these links with all your friends, family and on social media.

  • JagoBharatVasiyo

    Read these articles,

    CIA penetrated every sphere of UPA:
    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/natwar-singh-cia-upa-sonia-gandhi-manmohan-singh-congress/1/375570.html

    Ford Foundation Had Infiltrated Nehru Government to the Core:
    http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/Ford-Foundation-Had-Infiltrated-Nehru-Government-to-the-Core/2015/07/05/article2902513.ece

    “Terror in the name of Christ in Northeast” (with complements from American evangelists and their govts funding)
    http://blogs.swarajyamag.com/2015/01/07/terror-in-the-name-of-christ-in-northeast/

    How NGO’s denigrate our culture to sell western products by Sinu Joseph
    http://swarajyamag.com/culture/why-india-doesnt-need-the-sanitary-napkin-revolution/

    • Kraken
      • JagoBharatVasiyo

        Yes, my friend, definitely seems like. I will see if I can get it. But meanwhile read these.

        You MUST READ the BOOK “BREAKING INDIA” by Rajiv Malhotra for the sake of Mother India. Please do.

        Narendra Modi stands between India’s breakup
        An actual breakup of India also cannot be ruled out.
        http://indiafacts.org/narendra-modi-stands-between-indias-breakup/

        Church: Christianity: The Church is Going to Ask for More Bans
        http://swarajyamag.com/culture/explaining-the-churchs-intolerance

        “Terror in the Name of Christ in Northeast” (The original article was much better with lot of pics,)

        A list of the terror outfits in the North East that have found support from missionary groups or perpetrate terror in the

        name of Christianity.

        A few years ago, the terms “Saffron terror” and “Hindu terror” were constructed. The media relentlessly excoriated Hindus

        and Hindutva outfits as being terrorists. Rahul Gandhi told a diplomat that he was more worried about Hindu terrorism than

        Islamic terrorism even though it was clearly proven that a huge amount of terrorism had been directed towards Hindus and

        Hinduism, both within India and without, to the extent that their demographics are changing with the media stubbornly

        refusing to take a note of it.

        While there have been vociferous denials by the ‘secular’ media that Islam and terrorism are in anyway related, and there

        has been only a grudging admission that some Muslims have indeed committed terrorist activities, there has never been a

        clear focus on the terrorism by adherents of Christianity.

        Indeed, there is almost a clear all-encompassing silence about terrorism perpetrated in the name of Christianity or

        terrorist outfits that have found support from Christian groups. Whether it is due to the alleged closeness between Church

        groups and our mainstream media or it is due to other reasons is a point for people to ponder over.

        Indeed, the most telling statement in the above link is the remark of the Archbishop of Delhi in a church event, which we

        reproduce verbatim here:

        “Inaugurating the two-day event, Most Rev Anil Couto, Archbishop of Delhi, spoke of the indispensability of the media in

        our evangelizing mission, for carrying out the command of the Lord to proclaim the good news to the ends of the earth in

        season and out of season. He said the committed leaders in this apostolate are the members of the Society of St Paul,

        carrying on the charisma given to them by Blessed James Alberione.”

        The event was attended by former election commissioner Navin Chawla and journalist Anna Vetticad.

        This article will give a brief overview of the various terrorist organisations in the Northeast that profess a Christian

        ideology and are claiming to work for Christians or have received support from organised Christian groups. The article is

        not exhaustive in its list of support; it is beyond the scope of an article.

        Some of the groups have reasons not related to Christianity but they support these nefarious activities. I have focussed

        only on those acts that seem to have acquired a religious motivation.

        The article took two baseline criteria for determining organised Christian support to terrorist organisations. The first

        is that the organisation must have been deemed a terrorist organisation by the Government of India and banned for more

        than five years continuously.Knee-jerk bans under political pressure or events have not been considered here.

        Further, it must have documented funding from organised Christian groups, and/or must have expressed a Christian ideology

        and/or must profess to be working for Christians as reason for its terrorism.

        With those two baseline criteria, the article starts from those that are currently banned and goes back to those that have

        been banned in the past, since 1947.

        To begin with outfits currently banned by the government, one that has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons –

        the National Democratic Front for Bodoland (NDFB) was originally formed as the Bodo Security Force (BSF) in 1986, its goal

        was to resist the influx of immigrants into what it terms as Bodoland and expel all those it deems not native to Bodoland.

        Among those it has attacked in the past include ‘tea tribes’ (the Santhals, Mundas and Oraons, who arrived from Jharkhand

        and (today’s) West Bengal during the British times), Bengali Muslims (and Bangladeshi Muslims too), Koch Rajbanshis and

        other Bodos (particularly those belonging to the surrendered, Hindu dominated Bodo Liberation Tigers Front). The full list

        of atrocities by the various factions of the NDFB can be found here.

        The South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) records the terrorist activities of all the South Asian terrorist organisations

        using information available in the public domain.

        Even the Global Security website concedes that the NDFB is mostly Christian. NDFB, being strongly backed by Christian

        missionaries of the West, carried out large-scale religious conversion of the Bodos, to the extent that the rich culture

        of the Bodos was threatened.

        The Hindu Bodos were isolated and some even forcefully converted under the influence of the missionaries-backed NDFB. Due

        to such activities, NDFB was able to attract significant funds from the west and pleased missionaries that they had M-16

        guns with them. Even the ULFA who raised much more funds from Assam never had M-16 guns till very recent days.

        The Bodoland struggle has also become polarised along religious lines, with the Hindu dominated, Bodo Liberation Tigers

        Force (BLTF) supporting the security forces against the Christian dominated NDFB[1].

        Under influence of the Christian West, they have tried to de-Indianise their language by forcing people to adopt the Roman

        script for their language. On 19 August 2000, NDFB killed Bineshwar Brahma, the president of the Bodo Sahitya Academy, for

        using Devanagari script and refusing to adopt the Roman script for the Bodo language.

        The NDFB charged that Bineshwar Brahma was an agent of the (then) Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre.

        NDFB(S) NDFB(S) cadre

        Another prominent murder for the same reasons was the killing of Mohini Basumatary, the People’s Democratic Front MLA from

        Bijni in Bongaigaon district. The latest massacre on 23 December 2014 is also reported to have religious motives.

        The tribal people were on the target of the NDFB(S) since the moment they started praising the RSS and tried to come into

        the Hindu fold. The Hindu nationalists were gaining hold on the North-East and a few days back the tribal children were

        seen praying under saffron flag. The NDFB(S) and other Christian outfits issued warning against them not to participate in

        such Hindu programmes[2].

        Another terror outfit, the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), is a Tripuri nationalist organisation, which aims

        to liberate the state of Tripura from India.

        Its claim is to represent all the native Tripuri tribes from ‘imperialism’ of Hindustan (in its constitution). It has

        carried out numerous attacks on non-Christian tribals, Hindu spiritual leaders, and Bengali Hindus.

        The NLFT is accused of forcing Tripura’s indigenous tribes to become Christians and give up Hindu forms of worship in

        areas under their control.

        In 1999, they issued a ban on the Hindu festivals of Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja. The NLFT manifesto says that they want

        to expand what they describe as the kingdom of God and Christ in Tripura.

        The NLFT is accused of forcing Tripura’s indigenous tribes to become Christians and give up Hindu forms of worship in

        areas under their control and forcing indigenous tribes to give up their native forms of worship and convert to

        Christianity.

        In 1999, the NLFT forbade the celebration of Saraswati Pooja and Durga Puja. The call to ban the Hindu festivals was

        repeated a year later, in 2000, too.

        The government in Tripura says it has evidence that the state’s Baptist Church is involved in backing separatist rebels.

        Chief Minister Manik Sarkar of Tripura, who is from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)], said the state police

        had uncovered details of the alleged link after questioning a church leader. Nagmanlal Halam, secretary of the Noapara

        Baptist Church in Tripura, was arrested with a large quantity of explosives. In August 1999, they kidnapped 4 RSS

        pracharaks, held them for ransom, and later, murdered them.

        At least 20 Hindu tribals, including a senior priest of the Jirania Ashram, Santi Kali Maharaj, have been killed by NLFT

        rebels in the past two years for disobeying orders.

        A tribal Hindu spiritual leader has been killed by separatist rebels in Tripura. Police say about ten guerrillas belonging

        to the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura, the NLFT, broke into a temple near the town of Jirania on Sunday

        night and shot dead Shanti Tripura, a popular Hindu preacher popularly known as Shanti Kali. The separatist group says it

        wants to convert all tribespeople in the state to Christianity.

        They also butchered Hindu Bengali refugees in cold blood in the Bagber Refugee camp at Bagber in August 2001.

        Then there is the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN). It was formed in 1980 opposing the Shillong accord with

        the Government of India. Due to internecine warfare, the NSCN has split into multiple factions. One such faction of the

        NSCN is led by Isak Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah. According to the SATP, the goal of the outfit is “The outfit aims to

        establish a ‘Greater Nagaland’ (‘Nagalim’ or the People’s Republic of Nagaland) based on Mao Tse Tung’s ideology. Its

        manifesto is based on the principle of Socialism for economic development and a spiritual outlook — ‘Nagaland for Christ’.

        The organisation has a long history of attacks against all non-Nagas (and a huge number of internal factional battles) in

        Nagaland too.

        Some factions of the NSCN have declared a ceasefire with the government and have now been unbanned. Nevertheless, for a

        long time, the NSCN factions and their parent organisation, the NNC have been banned by the government, and have indulged

        in large scale terror. Indeed, none of the other groups come anywhere close to the kind of terror unleashed by the NNC and

        the NSCN groups.

        The professed goal of wanting to create a Nagaland for Christ should be sufficient to establish the connection to the

        church. However, I adduce more evidence. The original NNC (Naga Nationalist Council) recognised two religions —

        Christianity and Naga religions. However, the NSCN (IM) faction dropped the Naga religion from the list of its recognised

        religions[3].

        NSCN cadre NSCN cadre

        The very first mission maintained an adversarial relationship with the native Naga faith and when the Christians had

        increased in sufficient numbers, imposed a no observance of tribal customs and festivals[4]. Missionaries forbade

        consumption of indigenous wine (zam), which according to Vashum was a vital component of their native culture[5], thus

        imposing their own version of prohibition.

        The NSCN-K official Wangdong Chaktey has ordered that no Rangsomhum could be constructed in any village of that area.

        Neither, the followers of Rangfra faith can take any religious and cultural activity anywhere. Shri Jamatia says further

        that when Wangjam Chaktey and Kamjam Hangphuk, the priest and secretary respectively of Rangfra Administrative Council

        (RAC) of Kothung village could not comply with orders of NSCN-K, they were summoned to their designated camp located in

        nearby jungle. There, the priest Wangjam Chaktey, 75, was tied in a post and tortured for four hours from 11 am to 3 pm on

        11 January. Earlier, the same militant official of NSCN-K had issued similar threat letter on 30 October 2010 to stop all

        the religious activities of Rangfra religion.

        Again on 1 February that year, Kamjam Hangphuk was kidnapped and retained in their designated camp for six days till 6

        February. He was thoroughly beaten there and was released only when Rs 65,000 in cash was paid and a pig worth Rs 10,000

        was given to him. This is with an intention of converting the followers of Rangfra religion into Christianity and

        integrating Changlang and Tirap districts of Arunachal Pradesh into their proposed “Greater Nagaland”.

        British reverend Michael Scott supplied lethal weapons packed in Red Cross boxes to NNC militants. This politically

        motivated Reverend was later expelled from the country because of his anti-India activities by then Prime Minister Pandit

        Jawaharlal Nehru. With the help of international Church organisations and foreign NGOs, NSCN (IM) has several support

        centres in the Netherlands, Thailand, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, South Korea, Australia, England, Philippines, Sweden,

        Belgium and the US.

        NSCN (IM) cadre NSCN (IM) cadre

        NSCN factions get financial support from churches. An article written by JP Rajkhowa, a former Chief Secretary of Assam,

        appeared in The Sentinel on 12 May 2008 spoke of its links with the World Council of Churches. More link of churches with

        terror outfits can be found in “Baptist Agenda for Peace in Nagalim, India,” an exposition by George Conklin.

        Tikhak Buddhists of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday observed Buddha Purnima under the vigil of

        security forces. An armed group, said to belong to the NSCN-IM, has allegedly threatened them to convert to Christianity

        or face dire consequences. “The people in Wangnong and nearby villages have been passing sleepless nights. They are all

        Buddhists. An armed militant group belonging to the NSCN(IM) has ordered them to convert to Christianity,” said Ven

        Aggadhamma, the highest religious leader of the Buddhists in Changlang and Tirap districts.

        The Mizo National Front (MNF) is not a terrorist organisation now. It is very much a political force. However, we have

        included it here, since it was a terrorist organisation for a long time, from the 1960s to early 1980s. The MNF, which

        evolved out of the problems associated with a famine, “aimed at establishing a sovereign Christian nation for the Mizos”.

        An explosion ripped through a temple, on the premises of the 26th battalion of Assam Rifles here on Thursday (23 May

        2013), when the opposition Mizo National Front organised Milem Biak Duhloh Kawngzawh’ oranti-idol worshipping rally.’ The

        MNF was also instrumental in the expulsion of the mostly Hindu-animist Bru (Reang) tribe. About 29,000 Bru tribals were

        expelled from Mizoram. No steps have been taken to rehabilitate them in the state of Mizoram.

        The series of “Quit Mizoram” notices served by the MNF to non-Mizos since the 70s started including relaxations from May

        1982 onwards. Those who went to church, and were Mongoloids were allowed to stay back in Mizoram.

        There are several other terrorist groups of the NE that are (or have been) on more than nodding terms with the Christian

        organisations. We list some others in this section.

        The Bhuvan Pahar, one of the most holy places in Barak valley of Assam has come under the threat of miscreants for last

        two months… Gun totting members of a newly formed militant organization, namely, Manmasi National Christian Army (MNCA),

        comprising about fifteen rebels, has been forcing the Hindu residents of Bhuvan Pahar, under the threat of gun to convert

        to Christianity.

        This came to the notice of Sonai police station, which along with the 5th Assam Rifles, conducted a search operation,

        which led to the arrest of 13 miscreants, including their commander-in-chief. Two SBBL guns and a country made pistol

        along with sufficient quantity of ammunition were seized from their possession. All the miscreants were handed over to

        Sonai police for further investigation. These groups of miscreants dressed in black with a red cross on their back along

        with arms enter from Tipaimukh area through Barak River by boat and mount over Bhuvan Pahar.

        They threaten and ask the Hindu people of Tezpur village, including the priest of the Hindu temple to convert into

        Christianity. The problem began when Hmar miscreants stated themselves to be the members of Manmasi National Christian

        Army and had started putting pressure on the Hindu residents of Bhuvan Pahar to become Christian. The local residents

        informed that Manmasi National Christian Army cadres had painted Cross symbol on the wall of the temples with their blood.

        The Hmar People’s Convention – Democracy (HPC-D) which purports to protect the rights of the Hmar Christians and is

        fighting the Hindu Dimasas, has inflicted numerous assaults on the Dimasas, including torching their homes, and executing

        them in cold blood. The HPC-D has also been collecting money from US based groups for protecting Hmar Christians. A bomb

        explosion in the ISKCON Krishna temple in Imphal, which killed 5, and injured over 50 others was attributed to Christian

        Kuki terror outfits.

        HPC-D cadre standing facing the Tuiruong River HPC-D cadre standing facing the Tuiruong River

        More to the point, the North East of India is totally ignored by all outside it. Reams of paper and litres of ink have

        been expended on the terrorists professing to work in the name of Islam.

        The heartbreaking experience of the Kashmiri Pandits, who were expelled from their homeland has received far more

        attention than the equally tragic expulsion of the Reangs from Mizoram, although the numbers of affected Reangs was not

        insubstantial. This article is intended to raise awareness on the various terror groups of the north east, their

        activities and what those portend in future.

      • JagoBharatVasiyo
  • Anil Kumar Tandale

    Let us know which nation in the world cared for a religious missionary from different country? Graham Stains was Christian missionary from Australia. His unnatural death raised lot of dust in the Indian media which had pathological allergy to BJP and the then Prime Minister Vajpayee. But the same Vajpayee government appointed a Commission of Inquiry headed by a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court of India, which gave its conclusions, and the guilty were prosecuted and punished. Which other country in the world would dare to be so liberal and accommodating except India? And which other political leader would dare to offer transparent and fair investigation, except the one belonging to a rabidly communal, revivalist, and intolerant political party namely the BJP? Mr. Narendra Modi is a proud son of India, who rose literally like Phoenix from the ashes of poverty and deprivation. BJP announced him as the candidate for Prime Ministership because he came from the grass roots of poverty and hardship. His election reflects the faith of the people of India in his qualities selflessness in the service of people. Business who invested in Gujarat from 2002 to 2014 found him to be incorruptible. He has no political pedigree. Indian voters demonstrated a truly republican nature of this largest democracy. Log Cabin to White House was not the privilege of only Abraham Lincoln, but India also it is replicated as from Tea Seller to Race Course Road.

  • Infinite Wisdom

    The US is a laughing stock of the world for its stupid beliefs and policies. Sophisticated Europeans and most intelligent people in the world think Americans are arrogant fools. But they have the military power so most countries bend to accommodate them in the backside. I am glad India is not one of them.

  • Dipanjan

    So,Ms. Katrina Swett Lantos is JEWISH

    well so is WENDY DONIGER and

    LESLIE UDWIN .

    Yet Hindus think the Israelis are our “FRIENDS” ,

    people should know how GOA and KASAULI has gone to the dogs due to drug smuggling by Israelis .

    The Baghdadi JEWS were involved in opium dealing during British rule.The SASSOON DOCKS of Mumbai is named after them.

  • Amak4u

    FCUK USCIRF.

  • gk

    While I generally agree with the premise, I think the author takes considerable liberty by lumping all Indians/Hindus as pro-choice. Killing the foetus has always been mahapaapa. Western “pro-choice” definitions of life are arbitrary and are not objective in any way. By that definition, what is an embryo during first few weeks ? a tumor ? Are Indian couples who learn their pregnancy happy because they are having a tumor/cyst that will be proclaimed a baby after few weeks ? Higher forms of animals arise from a single embryo. If you kill the embryo, you have killed the baby/human. Period. If you are going to muck with the definition of what constitutes human life, then you must prepare for a future where “specially challenged” will be categorised as sub-human. Indians are deeply colonized and hence will lap up anything in the name of progress/modernism.

  • Jitendra Desai

    Never knew that this body comprised of failed politicians and eager evangelists.NDA govt should be more assertive in such matters – like US govt was in case of Modi visa denial.

    • JagoBharatVasiyo

      Seems like you haven’t read the following book specially “Breaking India”. It talks extensively of this rogue US agency of fundamentalist christians.

      MUST READ BOOKS by Rajiv Malhotra.

      BOOK: “BREAKING INDIA” – How Breaking India Forces are manipulating India to cause it’s break up

      BOOK: “Being Different” – How Hinduism is different from Abrahamic faiths such as Christianity, Islam
      BOOK:
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      • Jitendra Desai

        Thanks for your response.No I haven’t read these books, though have heard about them in SM.

        • JagoBharatVasiyo

          MUST READ, MUST READ my friend. At ones, please order them and start reading with Breaking India. You will wake up like someone hit you with a cricket bat on your hear. That is why the church was trying to ban this book. Please read all of them for the sake of Mother India. Jai Hind.

          Narendra Modi stands between India’s breakup
          An actual breakup of India also cannot be ruled out.
          http://indiafacts.org/narendra-modi-stands-between-indias-breakup/

          The Church is Going to Ask for More Bans
          http://swarajyamag.com/culture/explaining-the-churchs-intolerance

          Another article I am pasting the text here,

          Terror in the Name of Christ in Northeast

          A list of the terror outfits in the North East that have found support from missionary groups or perpetrate terror in the name of Christianity.

          A few years ago, the terms “Saffron terror” and “Hindu terror” were constructed. The media relentlessly excoriated Hindus and Hindutva outfits as being terrorists. Rahul Gandhi told a diplomat that he was more worried about Hindu terrorism than Islamic terrorism even though it was clearly proven that a huge amount of terrorism had been directed towards Hindus and
          Hinduism, both within India and without, to the extent that their demographics are changing with the media stubbornly refusing to take a note of it.

          While there have been vociferous denials by the ‘secular’ media that Islam and terrorism are in anyway related, and there has been only a grudging admission that some Muslims have indeed committed terrorist activities, there has never been a clear focus on the terrorism by adherents of Christianity.

          Indeed, there is almost a clear all-encompassing silence about terrorism perpetrated in the name of Christianity or terrorist outfits that have found support from Christian groups. Whether it is due to the alleged closeness between Church groups and our mainstream media or it is due to other reasons is a point for people to ponder over.

          Indeed, the most telling statement in the above link is the remark of the Archbishop of Delhi in a church event, which we reproduce verbatim here:

          “Inaugurating the two-day event, Most Rev Anil Couto, Archbishop of Delhi, spoke of the indispensability of the media in our evangelizing mission, for carrying out the command of the Lord to proclaim the good news to the ends of the earth in season and out of season. He said the committed leaders in this apostolate are the members of the Society of St Paul, carrying on the charisma given to them by Blessed James Alberione.”

          The event was attended by former election commissioner Navin Chawla and journalist Anna Vetticad.

          This article will give a brief overview of the various terrorist organisations in the Northeast that profess a Christian ideology and are claiming to work for Christians or have received support from organised Christian groups. The article is not exhaustive in its list of support; it is beyond the scope of an article.

          Some of the groups have reasons not related to Christianity but they support these nefarious activities. I have focussed only on those acts that seem to have acquired a religious motivation.

          The article took two baseline criteria for determining organised Christian support to terrorist organisations. The first is that the organisation must have been deemed a terrorist organisation by the Government of India and banned for more than five years continuously.Knee-jerk bans under political pressure or events have not been considered here.

          Further, it must have documented funding from organised Christian groups, and/or must have expressed a Christian ideology

          and/or must profess to be working for Christians as reason for its terrorism.

          With those two baseline criteria, the article starts from those that are currently banned and goes back to those that have

          been banned in the past, since 1947.

          To begin with outfits currently banned by the government, one that has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons –

          the National Democratic Front for Bodoland (NDFB) was originally formed as the Bodo Security Force (BSF) in 1986, its goal

          was to resist the influx of immigrants into what it terms as Bodoland and expel all those it deems not native to Bodoland.

          Among those it has attacked in the past include ‘tea tribes’ (the Santhals, Mundas and Oraons, who arrived from Jharkhand

          and (today’s) West Bengal during the British times), Bengali Muslims (and Bangladeshi Muslims too), Koch Rajbanshis and

          other Bodos (particularly those belonging to the surrendered, Hindu dominated Bodo Liberation Tigers Front). The full list

          of atrocities by the various factions of the NDFB can be found here.

          The South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) records the terrorist activities of all the South Asian terrorist organisations

          using information available in the public domain.

          Even the Global Security website concedes that the NDFB is mostly Christian. NDFB, being strongly backed by Christian

          missionaries of the West, carried out large-scale religious conversion of the Bodos, to the extent that the rich culture

          of the Bodos was threatened.

          The Hindu Bodos were isolated and some even forcefully converted under the influence of the missionaries-backed NDFB. Due

          to such activities, NDFB was able to attract significant funds from the west and pleased missionaries that they had M-16

          guns with them. Even the ULFA who raised much more funds from Assam never had M-16 guns till very recent days.

          The Bodoland struggle has also become polarised along religious lines, with the Hindu dominated, Bodo Liberation Tigers

          Force (BLTF) supporting the security forces against the Christian dominated NDFB[1].

          Under influence of the Christian West, they have tried to de-Indianise their language by forcing people to adopt the Roman

          script for their language. On 19 August 2000, NDFB killed Bineshwar Brahma, the president of the Bodo Sahitya Academy, for

          using Devanagari script and refusing to adopt the Roman script for the Bodo language.

          The NDFB charged that Bineshwar Brahma was an agent of the (then) Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre.

          NDFB(S) NDFB(S) cadre

          Another prominent murder for the same reasons was the killing of Mohini Basumatary, the People’s Democratic Front MLA from

          Bijni in Bongaigaon district. The latest massacre on 23 December 2014 is also reported to have religious motives.

          The tribal people were on the target of the NDFB(S) since the moment they started praising the RSS and tried to come into

          the Hindu fold. The Hindu nationalists were gaining hold on the North-East and a few days back the tribal children were

          seen praying under saffron flag. The NDFB(S) and other Christian outfits issued warning against them not to participate in

          such Hindu programmes[2].

          Another terror outfit, the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), is a Tripuri nationalist organisation, which aims

          to liberate the state of Tripura from India.

          Its claim is to represent all the native Tripuri tribes from ‘imperialism’ of Hindustan (in its constitution). It has

          carried out numerous attacks on non-Christian tribals, Hindu spiritual leaders, and Bengali Hindus.

          The NLFT is accused of forcing Tripura’s indigenous tribes to become Christians and give up Hindu forms of worship in

          areas under their control.

          In 1999, they issued a ban on the Hindu festivals of Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja. The NLFT manifesto says that they want

          to expand what they describe as the kingdom of God and Christ in Tripura.

          The NLFT is accused of forcing Tripura’s indigenous tribes to become Christians and give up Hindu forms of worship in

          areas under their control and forcing indigenous tribes to give up their native forms of worship and convert to

          Christianity.

          In 1999, the NLFT forbade the celebration of Saraswati Pooja and Durga Puja. The call to ban the Hindu festivals was

          repeated a year later, in 2000, too.

          The government in Tripura says it has evidence that the state’s Baptist Church is involved in backing separatist rebels.

          Chief Minister Manik Sarkar of Tripura, who is from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)], said the state police

          had uncovered details of the alleged link after questioning a church leader. Nagmanlal Halam, secretary of the Noapara

          Baptist Church in Tripura, was arrested with a large quantity of explosives. In August 1999, they kidnapped 4 RSS

          pracharaks, held them for ransom, and later, murdered them.

          At least 20 Hindu tribals, including a senior priest of the Jirania Ashram, Santi Kali Maharaj, have been killed by NLFT

          rebels in the past two years for disobeying orders.

          A tribal Hindu spiritual leader has been killed by separatist rebels in Tripura. Police say about ten guerrillas belonging

          to the outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura, the NLFT, broke into a temple near the town of Jirania on Sunday

          night and shot dead Shanti Tripura, a popular Hindu preacher popularly known as Shanti Kali. The separatist group says it

          wants to convert all tribespeople in the state to Christianity.

          They also butchered Hindu Bengali refugees in cold blood in the Bagber Refugee camp at Bagber in August 2001.

          Then there is the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN). It was formed in 1980 opposing the Shillong accord with

          the Government of India. Due to internecine warfare, the NSCN has split into multiple factions. One such faction of the

          NSCN is led by Isak Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah. According to the SATP, the goal of the outfit is “The outfit aims to

          establish a ‘Greater Nagaland’ (‘Nagalim’ or the People’s Republic of Nagaland) based on Mao Tse Tung’s ideology. Its

          manifesto is based on the principle of Socialism for economic development and a spiritual outlook — ‘Nagaland for Christ’.

          The organisation has a long history of attacks against all non-Nagas (and a huge number of internal factional battles) in

          Nagaland too.

          Some factions of the NSCN have declared a ceasefire with the government and have now been unbanned. Nevertheless, for a

          long time, the NSCN factions and their parent organisation, the NNC have been banned by the government, and have indulged

          in large scale terror. Indeed, none of the other groups come anywhere close to the kind of terror unleashed by the NNC and

          the NSCN groups.

          The professed goal of wanting to create a Nagaland for Christ should be sufficient to establish the connection to the

          church. However, I adduce more evidence. The original NNC (Naga Nationalist Council) recognised two religions —

          Christianity and Naga religions. However, the NSCN (IM) faction dropped the Naga religion from the list of its recognised

          religions[3].

          NSCN cadre NSCN cadre

          The very first mission maintained an adversarial relationship with the native Naga faith and when the Christians had

          increased in sufficient numbers, imposed a no observance of tribal customs and festivals[4]. Missionaries forbade

          consumption of indigenous wine (zam), which according to Vashum was a vital component of their native culture[5], thus

          imposing their own version of prohibition.

          The NSCN-K official Wangdong Chaktey has ordered that no Rangsomhum could be constructed in any village of that area.

          Neither, the followers of Rangfra faith can take any religious and cultural activity anywhere. Shri Jamatia says further

          that when Wangjam Chaktey and Kamjam Hangphuk, the priest and secretary respectively of Rangfra Administrative Council

          (RAC) of Kothung village could not comply with orders of NSCN-K, they were summoned to their designated camp located in

          nearby jungle. There, the priest Wangjam Chaktey, 75, was tied in a post and tortured for four hours from 11 am to 3 pm on

          11 January. Earlier, the same militant official of NSCN-K had issued similar threat letter on 30 October 2010 to stop all

          the religious activities of Rangfra religion.

          Again on 1 February that year, Kamjam Hangphuk was kidnapped and retained in their designated camp for six days till 6

          February. He was thoroughly beaten there and was released only when Rs 65,000 in cash was paid and a pig worth Rs 10,000

          was given to him. This is with an intention of converting the followers of Rangfra religion into Christianity and

          integrating Changlang and Tirap districts of Arunachal Pradesh into their proposed “Greater Nagaland”.

          British reverend Michael Scott supplied lethal weapons packed in Red Cross boxes to NNC militants. This politically

          motivated Reverend was later expelled from the country because of his anti-India activities by then Prime Minister Pandit

          Jawaharlal Nehru. With the help of international Church organisations and foreign NGOs, NSCN (IM) has several support

          centres in the Netherlands, Thailand, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, South Korea, Australia, England, Philippines, Sweden,

          Belgium and the US.

          NSCN (IM) cadre NSCN (IM) cadre

          NSCN factions get financial support from churches. An article written by JP Rajkhowa, a former Chief Secretary of Assam,

          appeared in The Sentinel on 12 May 2008 spoke of its links with the World Council of Churches. More link of churches with

          terror outfits can be found in “Baptist Agenda for Peace in Nagalim, India,” an exposition by George Conklin.

          Tikhak Buddhists of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday observed Buddha Purnima under the vigil of

          security forces. An armed group, said to belong to the NSCN-IM, has allegedly threatened them to convert to Christianity

          or face dire consequences. “The people in Wangnong and nearby villages have been passing sleepless nights. They are all

          Buddhists. An armed militant group belonging to the NSCN(IM) has ordered them to convert to Christianity,” said Ven

          Aggadhamma, the highest religious leader of the Buddhists in Changlang and Tirap districts.

          The Mizo National Front (MNF) is not a terrorist organisation now. It is very much a political force. However, we have

          included it here, since it was a terrorist organisation for a long time, from the 1960s to early 1980s. The MNF, which

          evolved out of the problems associated with a famine, “aimed at establishing a sovereign Christian nation for the Mizos”.

          An explosion ripped through a temple, on the premises of the 26th battalion of Assam Rifles here on Thursday (23 May

          2013), when the opposition Mizo National Front organised Milem Biak Duhloh Kawngzawh’ oranti-idol worshipping rally.’ The

          MNF was also instrumental in the expulsion of the mostly Hindu-animist Bru (Reang) tribe. About 29,000 Bru tribals were

          expelled from Mizoram. No steps have been taken to rehabilitate them in the state of Mizoram.

          The series of “Quit Mizoram” notices served by the MNF to non-Mizos since the 70s started including relaxations from May

          1982 onwards. Those who went to church, and were Mongoloids were allowed to stay back in Mizoram.

          There are several other terrorist groups of the NE that are (or have been) on more than nodding terms with the Christian

          organisations. We list some others in this section.

          The Bhuvan Pahar, one of the most holy places in Barak valley of Assam has come under the threat of miscreants for last

          two months… Gun totting members of a newly formed militant organization, namely, Manmasi National Christian Army (MNCA),

          comprising about fifteen rebels, has been forcing the Hindu residents of Bhuvan Pahar, under the threat of gun to convert

          to Christianity.

          This came to the notice of Sonai police station, which along with the 5th Assam Rifles, conducted a search operation,

          which led to the arrest of 13 miscreants, including their commander-in-chief. Two SBBL guns and a country made pistol

          along with sufficient quantity of ammunition were seized from their possession. All the miscreants were handed over to

          Sonai police for further investigation. These groups of miscreants dressed in black with a red cross on their back along

          with arms enter from Tipaimukh area through Barak River by boat and mount over Bhuvan Pahar.

          They threaten and ask the Hindu people of Tezpur village, including the priest of the Hindu temple to convert into

          Christianity. The problem began when Hmar miscreants stated themselves to be the members of Manmasi National Christian

          Army and had started putting pressure on the Hindu residents of Bhuvan Pahar to become Christian. The local residents

          informed that Manmasi National Christian Army cadres had painted Cross symbol on the wall of the temples with their blood.

          The Hmar People’s Convention – Democracy (HPC-D) which purports to protect the rights of the Hmar Christians and is

          fighting the Hindu Dimasas, has inflicted numerous assaults on the Dimasas, including torching their homes, and executing

          them in cold blood. The HPC-D has also been collecting money from US based groups for protecting Hmar Christians. A bomb

          explosion in the ISKCON Krishna temple in Imphal, which killed 5, and injured over 50 others was attributed to Christian

          Kuki terror outfits.

          HPC-D cadre standing facing the Tuiruong River HPC-D cadre standing facing the Tuiruong River

          More to the point, the North East of India is totally ignored by all outside it. Reams of paper and litres of ink have

          been expended on the terrorists professing to work in the name of Islam.

          The heartbreaking experience of the Kashmiri Pandits, who were expelled from their homeland has received far more

          attention than the equally tragic expulsion of the Reangs from Mizoram, although the numbers of affected Reangs was not

          insubstantial. This article is intended to raise awareness on the various terror groups of the north east, their

          activities and what those portend in future.

  • Rabinder Koul

    The USCIRF is dominated by Christian missionaries with one person each from Islam and judaism. It has no representations from Hindus. That itself should tell us that the organization is run by Christians who want unimpeded access to proselytization in India, so as to create cultural Genocide of India. Something that they carried out in USa with Natves itself. So I do not think you have any moral authority to enter and give India any certificates. US Govt. [olicy to fund the Christian churches is used to the same effect. Despite calling itself a Secular country.

  • Seel

    USCIRF should have also included Hindus as an abused group! Hindus are abused by Federal and State governments in India and loots Hindu temples regularly. How did USCIRF missed the state of Hindus in India?
    The current government have not changed any continued take over of Hindu temples but giving green signals to continue the horrible loot and abuse of Hindus!

    • Krispy K

      Hindus are irrelevant to Americans, we haven’t embraced Jeebus

  • Cybil Peril

    Every country in the world must hv her own protege of USCIRF and indict USA for her human rights acts of omission and commissions. Who gave the right to US for raiding Porkistan to murder Osama bin Laden in midnight cold blooded operation. US need to be censored likewise and Obama should be banned from entering other sovereign nations. All US citizens must be indicted accordingly.

  • Kim

    Kudos for a great article, Mayuresh. Just a small ‘clarification’… the ‘left’ and ‘right’ (wing, leaning, etc.) in the Indian context get switched in the American instance. Also, please consider a version of your excellent article as a “letters to the editor” in an American newspaper? Or, am i assuming too much about American MSM to allow this?!!

  • Audit Uscirf

    This is an excellent article. Learn more about USCIRF hypocrisy here: uscirf.blogspot.com

    “Christian demand for ReligiousFreedom” = “Muslim demand for Sharia”
    Religious-freedom means Christian right to act as per cannon with no regard to collateral damage to equality and right of non-christians.
    In USA, Several states like Indiana, Arkansan have tried to pass ReligiousFreedom aka Anti-Gay law. Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a religious-freedom executive order. As per ACLU, Bobby’s order makes discrimination legal. Law would allow a catholic hotelier to deny venue to gays or hindus because he believes only in catholic marriage blessed by a catholic priest.

  • Krispy K

    I hope you have actually sent a copy of this to Lantos.

  • Hipo

    Thanks to Mayuresh and Savarkar’s disciple to reverse the gaze. There is time to stop this hegemony.

  • eevajay

    Congrats Mayuresh for this wonderful piece with innate details, rationale. Lets expose the dubious USCIRF
    Kudos and I stand with Modi Gov for daringly denying them the India visa.

  • nk

    Really nice and elaborate write-up that was needed yesterday!

  • Savarkar’s Disciple

    Lets say India were to set up an Indian Commission on Freedom of Earths Native Religions would they be allowed to visit the US.Here are some of the points that ICFENR should concentrate on:-

    Native Americans-

    Why has a Native American woman/man practicing Native American tradition/religion not become the President of USA?

    What is the socio economic status of the Native Americans?

    Why has the population of the native Americans declined drastically when compared with Caucasians?

    Are the Native Americans allowed to practice and preach their religion and does the US Govt compensate for the Genocides committed on them?

    Here compensations would mean not only giving back their sacred places but also see to it that the American Constitution is amended to give up on Western Universalist and Christian values and adopt Native American ones.Their language,culture,civilization should not just be part of museums but should be a flourishing thriving one.

    For instance why was the Hawaian Religion not allowed to be practiced till 1978 and has the GOVT compensated for this heinous act of Cultural Genocide?

    African Americans-

    Why has an African American woman/man practicing Native African American tradition/religion of their Ancestral land not become the President of USA?

    Why has the African American population not increased from 12 percent of the total population over 100 years even though the representation of African Americans in US Army is over 23 percent ?

    Have the African Americans been compensated for forcing slavery,conversion enforcing the Western Universalist Worldview on them?

    Whats the representation of African Americans in the US Senate?

    Are African Americans allowed to practice and preach the native religion which they had brought with them?

    Do the African Americans speak in their Native tongue which they brought from their homeland Africa and are they allowed to wear and dress according to their Ancestral land?

    Has the US Govt compensated for the Cultural Genocide committed by mocking and destroying the African Religion and Language via Soft and Hard power(including Hollywood depictation of Voodoo as Black Magic etc)?

    Has the US Govt tried to revive the Native African traditions and religions by financially supporting them and making many of the Native African values a part of the American Constitution?

    What is the Socio Economic status of most African Americans ?

    Why are prisons filled with mostly African Americans and Hispanics is it cause of Racism ?

    Why are African Americans afraid of Govt and its Medical Facilities is it cause USA has not given up on Eugenics?

    • krishnakumar

      Wonderful!!!! spot on.

      • Cybil Peril

        hi hi hi hi ha ha ha ha haai haai haai haai haai…..hoo hoo hoo hooo……

    • Krispy K

      This is the kind of thing India should be doing, and aggressively. But this government seems to be way too nicey-nicey for that.

      • Savarkar’s Disciple

        Well this a Govt which is a product of the Gandhitvavadi RSS that took 91 years to decide whether they should wear a Khaki Chaddi or Brown Trouser so may be after 91 months of Modi Sarkar they”MIGHT”eventually realise the importance of counter collection of Atrocity Literature.

        • Cybil Peril

          OK, Sunia’s Ga ndu disciple.

          • Savarkar’s Disciple

            Foul language and Comparision of Savarkar with your beloved Chaa chuu maa Great!!!! whatelse do Savarkarites have to see

          • Radha Rajan

            Request all to give this a hearing please. For Savarkar’s disciple to use this language is appalling. Where is Sandeep Balakrishnan? I quit writing for India Facts after the unfortunate column which said Hindu women copilated with horses and Viswamitra ate dog meat and Yagnyavalka ate beef. But foul language in the comments is pushing India Facts farther deep into the abyss. We have barely five or six Hindu nationalist websites. Pl let us not send away serious readers because the language is foul. Impolite is ok, but foul is not ok at all. Sandeep or whoever is in charge of India Facts, pl moderate comments and remove those that are unreadable. Thank you.

          • #MIMAAP

            ID Savarkars Disciple – comments are appalling, abusive to say the least. Please remove abuses, bring sanity back.

          • NO HOLDS BARRED

            May be you would like to help Indiafacts with the comments where abusive and foul language is used.Please read Rajalakshmi J’s comments
            http://indiafacts.org/a-bridge-too-far-nitish-kumars-pm-aspirations-for-2019/

          • #MIMAAP

            I reported it much earlier but seems s(he) deleted the abusive comments now. Thanx

          • NO HOLDS BARRED

            Its Indiafacts who deleted the comments coz even my comments and requests to fellow Hindus like Jituji over here to inform the administration about the abusive language has been deleted.Thanx

          • Jitendra Desai

            Agree.Editors should delete comments which are offensive and are in bad taste.

          • NO HOLDS BARRED

            http://indiafacts.org/a-bridge-too-far-nitish-kumars-pm-aspirations-for-2019/
            Look at Rajalakshmi J’s comments especially since she has been taking your name.

          • Jitendra Desai

            Have read and have stopped responding.

          • Jitu

            I agree with Radha Rajan’s comment. And not just wrt any particular commentator.

            I don’t know Savarkar’s Disciple enough to speak of whether or not it’s above him/her to use abusive language, but keeping individuals aside, I too feel that abuses and abusive language should be avoided. A couple of days ago someone interjected into a conversation between SD and me, and burst into excessive expletives and filthy language. The fact that the commentator could not frame one sentence without falling back on abuses actually made me pity him/her.

            Assigning a person to sift through comments, which at times run into hundreds, is a tedious task. It may not be practical to baby-sit comments. We’ll have to self moderate. We are grown-ups, hopefully educated and engaging in serious discussion. I am sure we can restrain ourselves.

            If there was a way to get people to register with the site and then allowing them to comment, may help reducing the abuse as most abusers fall on their anonymity to abuse. And repeat offenders can be banned.

            Foul language not just spoils the thread for those seriously discussing something, it make it repulsive for the silent readers too. Like Radha said, we have very few nationalist websites. It would be nice if we all worked together to keep those few places clean.

          • NO HOLDS BARRED
          • Jitu

            Why are you telling me?

            Just checked her comments. I don’t know what grudge she or he has against you… but you should flag his/her comments.

          • Jana krish

            Sir/madam…because i can’t guess your gender and I’m new here…y not be abusive… i do not understand how you expect emotions to be articulated politely…that would be hypocrisy… please judge the content and truth of the comment… let it violent, rude and derogatory… pls

          • Jana krish

            I would like to know who is to be blamed for the plight of tambrams today…Maha periyava invited indira gandhi and spoke to her during the Bangladesh liberation but never asked us to oppose e.v.ramaswamy… jayendra Saraswati behaves like a typical pseudo swamy with his mobile phones and sonatas…and to this day only Coimbatore and Kanyakumari are the only places that have shown resurgence, faith and love for Santana dharma in Tamil Nadu…who is to be blamed…i still see people buying THE HINDU all over westmambalam, luz, nanganallur and mylapore…inspite of being aware that this person M.Ram masquerading as a communist, is a slave of the pope and Christiandom…will you stand up against this criminal ram…no you want, because that’s like your early morning cup of coffee… destructive but yet intoxicating…

        • Krispy K

          Which makes a certain moron’s comparison of RSS with a certain infamous Islamist organisation even more absurd.

        • Infinite Wisdom

          What’s your point, other than blowing smoke through your ass.

        • Jana krish

          SD, this guy has been working on turning the nation around forever 10 yrs, i mean modi…all you do just reject his hardwork, dedication and effortto turn this around…it’s simply disgusting that you can getaway with your remarks…you don’t have to support him…but please shut the fuck up…modi is more manipulative, diehard and driven than the commies, congress and the fkd up org’s of America.

        • Jishnu

          They do not realize because they do not intend to do – such is their thought process. Things they do not intend to do, they seek to undermine the importance of, instead of setting their intentions on what is important. What would one expect from those who subordinate head to leg, thought to speech and speech to action? (mano-vAk-kAya act in reverse order for them :))

    • Amak4u

      Great idea. Put it up to the PMO.

    • Jana krish

      I think this is brilliant write up on what the americans are…salute your knowledge, insight and articulation buddy… good work

  • Sharan Sharma

    Thank you very much for a clear presentation of some very startling facts about USCIRF!

    • Cybil Peril

      USCIRF is a known rogue operation. That’sw y, I call US as d most dangerous country on earth. Christianity and Islam are two sides of same coin which believe in lying, cheating at highest level that’s banned by Hinduism.

  • importingtrash

    Mayuresh.
    This CIRF purpose is classified. The reason it was created 1998 by Bill Clinton is secret. india is still a Hindu country, and they want to convert India fully into a Christian nation. Not a single Hindu is a CIRF member