VIGIL book on NGOs -
NGOs, Activists and Foreign Funds
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9. What they say and write ?
As stated earlier, all NGO and individual activism in peace and human rights can be encompassed under four or five heads. The defining characteristics of their activism, their talks and writings are:
Contemptuous, vicious language with regard to the RSS, Hinduism and nationalism;
Shallow and often puerile intellectual arguments which do not withstand critical scrutiny. Therefore these activists never come face to face with Hindu nationalists but prefer to hit and run with their writings and talks from forums which cater to a captive, uncritical audience;
Brazen double standards on what constitutes terrorism and what merits intellectual defense and advocacy;
Their hitherto unexposed but consistent support for Naxal terrorism, for Maoism, their advocacy mission for Christian and Islamic terrorists in the North-East and in Jammu & Kashmir;
Their virulent anti-police and anti-armed forces posture even on foreign soil;
Their contempt for democracy, democratic process and democratic institutions.
As I proceed with quoting all of these activists verbatim from their talks and writings, readers will see that their position on issues and their methodology in activism fit into the patterns described above.