While we organize against the outright Nazis, extreme right-wingers, bigots in our political system, we have lost sight of similar ideologies being imported from elsewhere in the world.
The World Hindu Congress is being organized in Chicago, September 7-9, 2018. The stated purpose of WHC 2018 is: “…a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, and impact the common good”. The real objective of World Hindu Congress, however, is to legitimize and embolden the hate groups affiliated with India’s fearsome Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, to raise funds and to network internationally to further push their agenda of hate and violence.
Officially, the World Hindu Congress is being organized by the World Hindu Foundation (based in Gurgaon, India). But going through the names of WHC’s Organizing Committee, it becomes amply clear that the real organization behind the event is Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America or “VHPA” (World Hindu Council of America), along with the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh or HSS, the official U.S. arm of the RSS.
“VHPA” is the American arm of the nefarious Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), an RSS affiliate organization whose role in various incidents of communal violence in India is very well documented. VHP is also officially classified as a “militant religious organization” by the CIA. The parent organization of the VHP, the RSS, and its followers have been known to be ardent admirers of Nazis and especially of Hitler. The second chief of RSS, late M.S. Golwalkar wrote in his seminal book ‘We or Our Nationhood Defined’ – “…German race pride has now become the topic of the day. To keep up the purity of the race and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her purging the country of the Semitic Races – the Jews … a good lesson for us in Hindustan for us to learn and profit by.”.
Brother Subir wrote an excellent diary [look at the powerful picture on top it] about the alarming increase in lynchings in India (the vast majority of it is unreported). The VHP is behind this trend. The VHP and its sister organization, Bajrang Dal have a long track record of intimidation of minorities, incitement of hatred and violence, and are linked to many acts of terror in India which have been documented by the Indian and international media, as well as Indian and international human rights organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, etc. The political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the political arm of the RSS. Since the BJP came to power in India in 2014, there have been 100+ mob lynchings of minorities, including members of Dalit and indigenous communities by these extremist organizations under the guise of “cow protection”. In most of these instances, the perpetrators are roaming free while the victims, if they survive the lynchings, are being harassed with trumped-up cases for consuming or transporting beef.
Tulsi Gabbard, who was originally listed as “chairperson” for this event, has, finally -— after months of pressure — quietly disassociated herself from this event. Unfortunately democratic congressman Raja Krishnamoorthy from the Chicago suburbs has not. He plans to share the stage with the “supreme leader” of the RSS, Mohan Bhagawat.
PLEASE call him today:
Raja DC Office: Phone: (202) 225-3711
Raja Schaumburg Office: (847) 413-1959
Ask him to dissociate himself with such a divisive organization. He needs to walk away publicly.
Can you please call today, and leave a comment that you have done so?