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Good morning wonderful people! How much do you know about the VHP-America? Buckle-up.

The VHP heads one of the major wings of the Sangh Parivar (family of Hindu nationalist groups headed by the paramilitary RSS). The VHP oversees religious affairs.
Many of the big Sangh groups have parallels in American and the US, often sharing a near exact name.

So, we have the VHP in India and the VHP-American in the US.

In India, the VHP is violent. So violent that the American CIA has flagged it as militant.
The VHP-A was the first Hindutva group formally established on American soil. This is unusual. More commonly, the HSS leads (because the HSS is the RSS overseas).

Why did the VHP establish a US-based group first? Maybe a nod to American religiosity? Hindutva adapts to contexts.
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Because @TulsiGabbard has received significant financial support from The Hindu Right and so is beholden to their interests, including anti-Muslim & anti-Christian agendas.

Also, Obama isn't running for office. Gabbbard is, and her Hindu nationalist sympathies are unacceptable.
For Americans unfamiliar with Hindu nationalism, I invite you to read this thread that clarifies the nature and origin of this dangerous ideology: #Hindutva #HinduNationalism
For liberals in particular thinking about supporting Gabbard, I encourage you to look hard at her ties to India's extreme right wing. Look into the 2002 pogrom in Gujarat, overseen by Modi and for which he was banned from the United States, for more than a decade.
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Rep. @TulsiGabbard on Hindu Nationalism (Short)
Tulsi Gabbard on #HinduNationalism (Long):
👈VIDEO
Clip from Micheal Tracy's (@mtracey) Interview:
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In New Hampshire on March 23 and 24, 2019
#Bigotry #Hinduism #Hindutva #Smears
#BarackObama on his relationship w/ #Modi👇
"I like him, & I think that he is has a vision for the country,.. strong #India #US relations is very important"
SO WHY THE BIGOTED DOUBLE STANDARDS?
@TulsiGabbard is a member of House Foreign Affairs Com. & #HouseArmedServicesCommittee
Rep. @TulsiGabbard Publicly Condemned And Withdrew From the 2018 World Hindu Congress, "as soon as it became clear that the event was going to be a “partisan political event.”
Even the #DalaiLama at first was supposed to attend this event.
medium.com/@stophindutva/…
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