Thoughts on issues of current interest, including instances of some double standards of our public figures, especially in the construction of Hindustani identity (all those Macaulayan myths, and the hypocrisy that is Nehruvian secularism) - Krishen Kak
Vigil Public Opinion Forum, Chennai, whose website hosts Vicharamala, just published "NGOs, Activists & Foreign Funds: Anti-Nation Industry", that I had the privilege of co-editing with Vigil's joint secretary, Radha Rajan.
The book is a blistering attack of some of our leading NGOs and activists and documents their treasonous agenda for our country, listing in convincing detail their foreign sponsorships, donors and funds. The foreign focus is on the USA and Muslim and Christian organizations based there, that promote and finance Nehruvian secularism in Hindustan through their Indian stooges, of whom the book identifies Harsh Mander as representative.
Data from the book informed an 8-part series by V Sundaram* and two essays by Sandhya Jain**. This offering of V'mala exposes some more linkages of what in the book is called the Manderweb - with Harsh Mander in the centre of the web.
The Students Islamic Movement of India - SIMI is a jihadi enterprise that, notwithstanding the approval of its ban by the Supreme Court of India, continues to enjoy the sympathy of our Nehruvian-secular government (V'mala 104).
Yet even this government is sometimes forced to acknowledge SIMI's seditious agenda. As, for example, it does in a deposition before the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal ("SIMI funding: Alms to arms", http://dailypioneer.com/archives2/default12.asp?main_variable=front%5Fpage&file_name=story2%2Etxt&counter_img=2&phy_path_it=D%3A%5Cdailypioneer%5Carchives2%5Caug1706).
The deposition identifies some of SIMI's foreign "moral and financial" sponsors, including - and this is one of direct interest to us here - the America-based Consultative Committee of Indian Muslims. (Note that, unlike the America-based hate-sponsored campaign against the IDRF - Vigil, ch.4 - there hasn't been even the whisper of a campaign - in America or Hindustan - against the jihadi "alms to arms" sponsorship accepted by the UPA government itself.)
Now scroll about halfway down http://www.mcrg.ac.in/rw%20files/Rw12.doc (Refugee Watch Issue No. 12, December 2000) to the section titled "The Americas" that reports on the American Federation of Muslims from India (AFMI). Refugee Watch goes on to say that "other organizations that have focused on contesting Hindutva and funding relief and legal aid to Muslims arrested in the aftermath of riots of 1992-3 ("about 80%" of the "65,000 TADA detenus" were Muslims) and in general campaigned for the human rights of Indian Muslims include the Indian Muslim Relief Committee of the Islamic Society of North America (IMRC), the Consultative Committee of Indian Muslims in the U.S. and Canada (CCIM), and the Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM)."***
In other words, AFMI, IMRC, AIM and CCIM have professional linkages.
The UPA government itself links CCIM to SIMI. Now check out the list on p.139 of the Vigil book.
AFMI and IMRC have links to Harsh Mander.
Follow up with p.162 of the Vigil book that lists the America-based so-called Coalition Against Genocide - CAG. In it feature AFMI, AIM and IMRC.
Continue to follow through to p.107 of the Vigil book for "at least one self-proclaimed SIMI founder tied to senior IMC leadership". IMC is the America-based Indian Muslim Council. It features in the CAG list and in the Vigil listing of sponsors of both Harsh Mander and Aruna Roy. IMC is connected to the jihadi Lashkar-e-Toiba, and the L-e-T is connected to Pakistan's ISI.
Now, Refugee Watch, in its same section, goes on to report that "AIM intends to forge links with progressive Indians and has been working on establishing links with Pakistani Americans."
Both Harsh Mander and Aruna Roy, as eminent Nehruvian secularists, are certainly "progressive Indians".
So what do we have here? An extended and devious web of "moral and financial" linkages, that (by the UPA goverment's own admission) includes SIMI.
Seems far-fetched? Read the Vigil book. Still seems far-fetched? Try this for a clincher:
SIMI activists were involved in the Godhra massacre of Hindus (http://midday.chalomumbai.com/05-06-2002/city/05-06-2002arrested.txt.htm). ActionAid, technically a British "charity", involved itself in the legal defence of the Godhra accused - and only of the Godhra accused, all Muslim. Who led this defence initiative? ActionAid's India country director. Who was this country director? Mr Harsh Mander (http://esamskriti.com/html/inside.asp?cat=649&subcat=648&cname=hindustan1). Yes, the same Harsh Mander who is a loud supporter of Pakistan (Vigil, p.145).
And yes, this is the same Harsh Mander linked to America-based Muslim donors linked to jihadi Pakistan and to jihadi SIMI linked to support of Pakistan and of SIMI jihadis by Harsh Mander. The wheel turned full circle.
Nehruvian secularism suborns our nation to hostile foreign interests. They occupy seats in the very centre of power in our polity.
The Vigil book notes the presence in the country's National Advisory Council of a member "who, for well over a decade, is on a foreign payroll - a huge and steady monthly income disguised as an advisorship" (p.134). He's still there. Who is this mole, oops, member with access to inside data of our government's plans and policies?
Will our Nehruvian-secular government reveal from where have been, over the last 10 years, the primary sources of income of its NAC member Dr AK Shiva Kumar?****
But why should the government do so? Its prime minister (the de jure one) himself has close foreign links - and this is not about just his foreign pension equivalent of Rs 2.5 lakhs a month (http://www.hvk.org/articles/0504/104.html).
Take the National Foundation for India - NFI (http://www.nfi.org.in/ , data from its website as on Aug 22, 2006) that, set up in 1992, calls itself "a non-profit making charitable trust". Its first listed aim is "to raise funds both nationally and internationally...". Donor information is only till 2002-03, and donation amounts only for 2002-2003. We are now in 2006. Its international donors include the Rockefeller Foundation (amount not stated) and the Ford Foundation (USD 100,000); its national donors include a number of government departments It has a collaboration since 2002 with ASHA - Stanford (donor amount not stated), and had "partnered" the post-Godhra Aman Charitable Trust, Delhi, giving it Rs 3,30,000 in 2002-03 to keep going till, in expectation of FCRA clearance, the latter could receive USD 100,000 from the Ford Foundation. The Aman Charitable Trust, notwithstanding all that money, does not appear to have its own website, though the NFI tells us it "was set up by a group of eminent peace activists...with the objective to work proactively towards conflict resolution through research, workshops and advocacy". The Aman (Public?) Charitable Trust also received USD 6,750 from the America-based Association for India's Development (AID) in the category "Peace Efforts" (http://www.aidprojects.org/ngos-view-1.asp?id=275&login=guest). It is not an unreasonable assumption, given the Aman name (Vigil, p.136), the America-connection, so much American money and so much peace activism, that one of the "peace activists" involved is Harsh Mander. The Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, AID, ASHA, Harsh Mander, all illuminate the pages of the Vigil book.
So where does our prime minister (the de jure one, remember) link into all this?
Note the trustees of the National Foundation for India, as listed on the NFI website, Aug 22, 2006:
Mr Kiran Karnaik (Chairman)
Dr M S Swaminathan
Mr N Ram
Dr Manmohan Singh MP
Ms Sayeda Hamid
Ms Patricia Mukim
Mr P Sainath
Ms Anita Rampal
Prof. Andre Beteille
Ms Malika Sarabai
Mr Deepak Parekh
Representative: The Ford Foundation
Dr Manmohan Singh, MP. That's right. Dr Manmohan Singh, PM. In company with other distinguished Nehruvian secularists and all of them in company with the representative of the Ford Foundation. All of them trustees of the National Foundation for India. You and I, aam admi, wanting to meet our prime minister, may not even be allowed within hailing distance of him. The representative of the Ford Foundation (a foreign institution actively engaged in influencing our country's politics - Vigil, p.27) sits with him at the same table, helping him receive foreign money to dole it out within the country.
And, fellow Hindustanis, the NAC and the NFI are just one instance each of our country's de facto prime minister and our country's de jure prime minister as links in the web of NGOs, activists and foreign funds that is an anti-nation industry.
**http://dailypioneer.com/archives2/default12.asp?main_variable=edits&file_name=edit3%2Etxt&counter_img=3&phy_path_it=D%3A%5Cdailypioneer%5Carchives2%5Caug806 and "The Hindu nation and its enemies", Organiser, Aug 27, 2006.
***Note how Refugee Watch claims that 52,000 were Muslims of the 65,000 TADA detenus it insinuates for "the aftermath of riots of 1992-93". Which riots?? Justice Sujata Manohar, with Justice AM Ahmadi, in a March 1996 Supreme Court decision, noted only 6,000 TADA detenus in all ( www.hri.ca/partners/sahrdc/india/fulltext.shtml ). The Vigil book has a number of examples of similar mathematical conjuration by Nehruvian secularists.
It's like money-laundering - one link leads to another leads to a third leads to a fourth, and so on, till the connection between the first link and the last is no longer apparent. But the connection is still very much there, and now there is a recognised link between money-laundering and jihad
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_laundering ; http://www.hvk.org/articles/0806/144.html). Likewise, as Russia recognizes (Vigil, p.47), the links between foreign-funded NGOs and domestic discord.
Think about the following link: "From 1986 through 2004, the MacArthur Foundation provided 170 grants totaling more than $28 million to people and organizations in India" (http://www.macfound.org.in/newpage3.htm). Guess who heads this American foundation's India office. Poonam Muttreja. Poonam who? AK Shiva Kumar's wife! Yup, the same Shiva Kumar with inside access to national data. Must make for interesting pillow-talk between husband and wife.
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