Expensive President Perez,
We’re a bunch of involved people and organizations that characterize South Asians and are primarily based in South Asia together with Indian residents and Hindus. We’re scripting this letter in help of Peter Friedrich’s insightful analysis into the poisonous affect of Hinduism, a Hindu-dominated, racist and sexist ideology that has promoted numerous hate crimes over the previous a number of many years. Specifically, we’re writing to the DNC to defend Friedrich towards the racism and Hinduophobia accusations raised by the Hindu American Basis (HAF). The HAF is especially dissatisfied by the great report condemning the monetary affect of Hindu domination on US politics.
HAF is upset that Indian American candidates are receiving criticism from a non-brown individual. What they could have forgotten is the correct of each human being to care about their fellow human beings, criticizing fascism and fascism supporters. As a union that spans nationalities, races, races, religions and genders, we thank Peter for bringing the reality to the fore concerning the affect of Hindutva on US elections.
HAF claims to characterize the rights of Hindus within the US. As a minority group, Hindus and South Asian peoples face discrimination and are entitled to organizations that advocate for his or her rights within the US, the HAF itself is understood for working with teams akin to Mates abroad. The BJP has not too long ago been pressured to register itself as a “international agent”. These teams now operate as an extension of the pursuits of the Hindutva-inspired, Narendra Modi-led authorities in India. As has been documented by many worldwide and Indian human rights teams for a few years now, this authorities has instituted insurance policies designed to copyright minorities in India. HAF’s declare to advocate minority rights within the US is remarkably insidious with regards to aligning itself with the federal government that marginalizes minorities, particularly Muslims, in direct rejection of the constitutional precept of secularism in India. As a progressive member of Indian diaspora within the US, many people Hindus, we write in a single voice, the HAF doesn’t characterize us or our values. We’re writing to say that the HAF has impacted the South Asian group within the US, which is getting used to threaten the DNC with voter migration. Amongst Indian and Hindu American voters, the vast majority of the individuals who declare their rights need no half of their poisonous ideology.
Equally, we assert that Peter Friedrich has confirmed to be a powerful ally to progressive South Asians, together with Hindus, Indian People and Indians. He has an unattainable document of standing up for justice and has by no means been seen to unfold hatred about any ethnic group or group. Frederick’s wrestle, like ours, is towards the ideology of Hindutva and people who disseminate it and arsenal to fulfill violence on different teams. Frederick’s work doesn’t depend on HA hoax and innovation, just like the HAF letter. His work hyperlinks HAF and RSS-backed US delegation to hate teams and hate ideologies. Our colleagues on the Police Mission have scrutinized these information and we stand by each phrase written within the HAF assault report.
In his concern for justice and the rights of Indian residents towards a dictatorial state, and geared toward stopping using US sources and legitimacy to fund and promote violence in India, Friedrich might really feel that the Indian residents have all the religion apart from a great ally and buddy HAF. As Indians and Hindus, and as members of the multi-faith diaspora within the US, we’re very happy with our affiliation with Frederick and stand on behalf of and towards the HAF. We imagine that organizations and people who care about justice can see via these straightforward efforts to mislead and aren’t affected by the advert hominem assaults designed to assist Hindutva-inspired teams develop their misleading agendas.
Peter’s assault on Peter was certainly one of many such deliberate and arranged actions by Hindutva teams and their supporters to forestall dissent and criticism. If the assaults on Peter pretended to be at the very least one doc, the assaults on different South Asian activists included 1) makes an attempt to compromise their jobs; 2) on-line and verbal harassment, primarily based on gender or faith or caste; And three) in some significantly scary conditions, even demise threats. These are the ways of Hindutva teams within the US, which aren’t in energy. In India the place they’re in energy, they’ve instigated violence in response to mass actions towards their insurance policies; Anybody who opposes or criticizes them has been jailed; And gave impunity to their floor troops and shock forces, who have been removed from all the pieces, together with homicide.
We’re able to observe this letter by condemning the allegations towards Frederick however this time, our help for him and for all our co-workers who’ve been harassed and worse.
- Alliance of South Asians Taking Motion (ASATA)
- Coalition Towards Fascism in India (CAFI)
- Hindus Human Rights (HFHR)
- India Civil Watch Worldwide (ICWI)
- North American Indian Muslim Affiliation (Naima)
- College students Towards Hindutva Ideology (Sahi)
- Voices Towards Fascism In India (VAFI)