IAMC Weekly News Digest, 30 October, 2020


NIA raids offices of 6 NGOs, two in Delhi linking them with funding of “terrorism/separatism” in Jammu and Kashmir 

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted raids at the offices of two NGOs in Delhi and four others in Kashmir valley, on allegations of them funding “terror and separatist activities” in Jammu and Kashmir.… Among the NGOs targeted in Delhi are Charity Alliance and Human Welfare Foundation (HWF). Those raided in Kashmir are Falah-e-Aam Trust, Srinagar, JK Yateem Foundation, Kupwara, Salvation Movement and JK Voice of Victims. NIA in Delhi detained three office-bearers of HWF and one from the Charity Alliance.… NIA is also reported to have seized mobiles phones of at least 30 employees of HWF, besides the office computers of HWF’s chief executive officer as also the accountant. The sleuths are also reported to have seized all papers and documents with regard to development projects of HWF all over the country. One of the office-bearers of the HWF is above 70-year-old.…

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Sri Kulkarni: Indian Americans Protest Against Growing RSS Role in US Politics 

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An inter-faith coalition of civil rights activists and allies organised on Sunday a successful protest against the growing foreign intervention in US elections and expressed concern over the close ties of Sri Preston Kulkarni, a Democratic Indian American candidate running for District TX-22, with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), according to a press statement. “Hindutva in no way should be confused with Hinduism or Indian. We will control our own elections. We will control our own vote. We will not let RSS to buy our candidates,” said Jada Barnard, an African American activist and video journalist. He said that RSS has been involved in more than 400 pogroms in India. He also condemned the persecution of the Amnesty India staff by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.…

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RSS as a Terrorist Outfit: Evidence from its Archives – By Shamsul Islam 

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The world has not bothered to take any notice of a new terrorist network developing fast in India and its neighbourhood between RSS and the two ultra nationalist Buddhist groups of Myanmar and Sri Lanka against minorities (Muslims and Christian) in the region.… Last week, Mr. Gnanasara claimed he was in discussions ‘at a high level’ with the right-wing Indian Hindu group Rashtriya Swayam Sevak to form what he called a ‘Hindu-Buddhist peace zone’ in South Asia.… A prominent Hindutva organisation, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS), allied to the RSS, has been regularly holding national conventions for ‘Establishment of a Hindu Nation’ in India.…

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News

Sri Kulkarni: Indian Americans Protest Against Growing RSS Role in US Politics 

Overseas Indians stage protests against Modi government in cities across the world 

NIA raids offices of 6 NGOs, two in Delhi linking them with funding of “terrorism/separatism” in Jammu and Kashmir 

NE Delhi Riots: Despite Court Order, Police Refuse to Register FIR 

UP Prevention Of Cow Slaughter Act Being Misused Against Innocent Persons; Any Recovered Meat Is Shown As Beef : Allahabad High Court 

Twitter campaign ‘Stop Funding Hate’ calls for ethical advertising, neutral journalism in India 

Facebook’s Ankhi Das Quits Days After Parliamentary Panel Questioning

Ministry Of Electronics, NIC And NeGD Have No Information About Who Created Arogya Setu App & How It Was Created: CIC Summons CPIOs 

Despite protest at DCP office, Delhi Police refuse FIR into suspicious death of 17-year-old 

NRIs in New Zealand Protest Against Hathras Brutality, Farm Laws and Decline of Rights in India 

Opinion

Hindu American Foundation Pedals Deception, Deceit and Dishonesty Once More. But No-one’s Buying – By Ahmed Shah 

As India drifts into autocracy, nonviolent protest is the most powerful resistance – By Amartya Sen 

The Hindu Nationalist Trump Supporters Taking Over WhatsApp – By Nitish Pahwa 

Adityanath Always Flaunted His Bigotry, Now His War on Minorities Is in Full Swing – By Harsh Mander

RSS as a Terrorist Outfit: Evidence from its Archives – By Shamsul Islam 

Why India’s Dalit women are vulnerable to sexual violence – By Tanika Godbole 

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