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THREAD: Another #Hinduphobic racist, xenophobic rant-this time by #AmyWax. Shame on @TuckerCarlson & @FoxNews for platforming such individuals. She is being sanctioned by @pennlaw. But, notice how similar she sounds to some "South Asian Scholars" who also target Hindus. @Penn 1/n
Brown & Asian faces (even those born or raised in USA) who raise concerns around racism & prejudice are marked as "foreigners" and "immigrants" and apparently not fit to be Americans! A stark reminder of the anti-Asian xenophobia present even today on both sides of the aisle. 2/n
@TuckerCarlson then says "...they have a freaking caste system...", which once again paints Hindus and Indian Americans as the oppressors by default - as if they carry "caste oppression" as part of their DNA and transfer it genetically to the next gen. 3/n
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Tutor at @Vision_IAS categorically labelling Bhakti movement in Hindus as Cult and Islàm as Liberal.

Happening in a Hindu majority nation which was partitioned because…

Why has @Vision_IAS hired such a #Hinduphobic tutor?!

In another video, ‘esteemed’ is talking about ‘your’ culture and calling Maharani Draupadi as Sati.

I mean, do they really know what they’re talking about? 🤷🏽‍♂️

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1/n #Hinduphobia in Telugu film industry has gone to the extent of producing well-made blockbusters with A list actors mouthing Hinduphobic lines.

I am talking about the moving 'Shyam Singha Roy' starring Nani and Sai Pallavi, both excellent actors.
2/n The film is well made with a grippingly told story. Yet, the Hinduphobia and the Brahmin hatred comes through, and the director's mind-colonized mentality is very visible in the way he has portrayed the 'reformist' hero (Christian word, refer to @jsaideepak's book)
3/n Main story is set in the 1960s. There is a scene where dalits are denied access to a well as they are deemed unclean.

While untouchability as a practice existed in India the villains are Brahmin men with janeau, and the 'reformist' hero says "This is not your Rig Veda time'
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THREAD: The #Hinduphobia of @nytimes continues on a regular basis. Here, it ignores well documented evidence of the role of Christian missionaries in erasing indigenous Hindu traditions (appropriating others) to "save" the natives. 1/n
8 states in India have majority or significant Christian population in India according to the 2011 census, with some Northeastern states at over 85% Christians. 2/n…
The plans go way back. "The Conversion of India" by George Smith of the Young Missionary Movement of NY describes historic missionary plans & attempts to convert "heathen cults of Brahmanism, Buddhism and demonolatory"; sings the glory of colonization. 3/n…
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Another day, another US college student group adding “caste” as a “protected class.”

To be clear, Harvard hasn’t changed its anti-disc policy, but a grad student contract was.

Unpacking this piece by @sakshi_saroja shows why this move is so misguided.…
There is no “Hindu” caste system. Hindu Vedas don’t refer to a birth-based hierarchy & varna, based on qualities, was never immutable. But calling a discriminatory system with societal/colonial origins “Hindu” nicely targets only Hindus for policing & censure. Image
The insinuation that casteism pervades South Asian communities is false & the obligatory citation to the @EqualityLabs report is damning. @CarnegieEndow’s scientific survey found caste disc to be a rare occurrence in the US (5% of respondents) & dismissed the EL effort as below: ImageImage
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The DGH conspiracy theory that Savarkar was a Nazi seems to be rejected by Israel. Pro Palestine and Kashmiri separatists using blue hooked cross, chanting ethnic cleansing slogans and remaking Hitler as Hindutva has only exposed their #antiSemitic and #Hinduphobic ideology.
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THREAD: #Diwali is around the corner, & Hindus will adorn their homes & businesses w/ the Swastika. But, Prof Truschke peddles #Hinduphobia in the name of the Swastika (this is not the first time). Her argument is dangerous & should be condemned by @rutgers & @Rutgers_Newark. 1/n
"Ambiguous sense??" The Swastika has ALWAYS been a positive, auspicious sign (vs the Hakenkreuz of Hitler). To suggest that Swastika is "sometimes" and "ambiguously" used by Hindus for hate is blatantly false & paints Hindus as Nazi sympathizers, opens them up for attacks. 2/n
In Sept 2016, she connected an innocuous Indian university building shaped like a Swastika to Nazism, even though the two had nothing to do w/ each other - a thinly veiled attempt to link Hindus & Nazis together again (tweet deleted since then). 3/n
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Got this #Hinduphobic email from @Navatman newsletter this morning, where they claim that Mahabharata is NOT HINDU. They make money thru donations and ticket sales as they present themselves as a Cultural organization, based in NYC and perform Bharatnatyam based on Mahabharata.
Even Mahabharata a seminal text for Hindus is NOT HINDU. This dance company uses Bharatnatyam an art form deeply rooted in Natya Shastras (a Hindu text written by Bharata Muni) to sell tickets for $50-$100. They have even won awards. I was in fact very proud of them until now.
This is how appropriation works. The West pushes #Hinduphobia by saying that Hinduism is inherently castist/patriarchal/anti-social and instead of challenging it our own people decide to erase Hinduism in order to make money.
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Our researchers found a 2 year old hate literature, circulated as "academic discourse" from Huma Dar, a promoter of the recent #DismantlingGlobalHindutva conference. Daughter of a Pakistani Army officer, she masquerades as a Kashmiri activist spewing anti-India & anti-Hindu hate.
Note the use of divine Hindu imagery, while conveying blatant #Hinduphobic messaging and vicious anti-India propaganda. This graphics was used by Huma Dar for an event that was hosted at @UCSanDiego on October 30, 2019.
It is this kind of hate propaganda against Hindu communities, by propagandist like Huma Dar, that triggered the #Pakistani invasion of #JammuAndKashmir on October 22, 1947, that resulted in the murder of 11,000 #Kashmiris, and the rape of thousands of #Kashmiri #Hindu women. 3/4
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Another #Hinduphobia hate crime the last few days.
Today, a family got attacked with stones during puja (Canada)
Yesterday, a community saw anti-hindu signs saying "No bindis/dot heads allowed" (USA)
Few days ago, Hindu temple was vandalized and robbed the 5th time
2/4 This all coincides after bigoted hinduphobic professors held an event asking to destroy the hindu faith by @rutgers @uft @GoldsmithsUoL @UBC…
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Understanding that the two words are one and the same -Hindutva & Hinduism.

In the word Hindutva, the term Tattva refers to principles. There are 24 such principles or tattva of the world of duality (atma-tattva), of which the pancha bhutas are also a part.


So when one condemns Hindutva, terming it as an aggressive form of Hinduism, that person really has no heads or tails of what he is speaking about. Hindutva simply means the religious & philosophical principles followed by the Hindus.

Hinduism is just the English counterpart of the term Hindutva.
The term Hindutva is also not new, but has been used many times by many scholars of the 19th century (Bengali and Hindi scholars alike).
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#DismantlingGlobalHindutva conference is a confluence of various forces with overlapping agendas.
1. Indian left whose electoral prospects look bleak who want to delegitimize current govt by creating academic consensus for branding them religious extremists who've "usurped power"
The idea is to project #Hindutva which they perceive as the core ideology of the party in govt, as some sort of terrorist ideology worse than the Taliban's and thus the current govt as illegitimate.

The "academic consensus" would then be used to lobby US Congress.
The expected outcome:
a. Push to declare RSS & any #Hindutva org as terror groups and lobby US Congress to ban them
b. Push for sanctions against India for violating religious freedom, thus hurting India economically, to create disaffection with current govt among the masses
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#REVEALED: Many @dghconference speakers previously promoted #AntiSemitic petition.

@abhashankar1 reports #DGH speakers endorsed a statement saying:
-"Zionist Israel is the only state in the world that is NOT a state of its own citizens"
-Israel is an "inherently racist state"
Patwardhan, Sundar & Krishnan signed petition calling on India to join "socialist" Cuba & Venenzuela in "de-recognizing" & sanctioning Israel, calling it a "Zionist apartheid state."

Krishnan promoted PFLP that US designates a foreign terrorist org (FTO)…
Criticism of India & Israel is fair game. But the collapsing of that criticism into grossly #AntiSemitic & #Hinduphobic tropes by radical activists is outrageous and must be condemned.

Instead, #DGH platforms the activists at an event supported by depts at dozens of schools.
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BREAKING: A diverse group of 150 American and Canadian organizations write to universities expressing concerns regarding @dghconference, urging them to disavow such a Hinduphobic conference. 1/n…
The signatories stated: "we cannot help but feel intensely hurt when universities officially endorse those who have a history of bigotry against the same texts and religious traditions." 2/n
Letter’s signatories include a mix of orgs - from some of the largest Hindu temples & national associations, to interfaith allies, local cultural groups - and represent hundreds of thousands of mainstream Hindus, who live, study & work in communities across the two countries. 3/n
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1. जब से हमने #गुरुपरम्परा त्याग,teachers से सीखना शुरू किया, तभी से हमारे देश की आध्यात्मिक,scientific, सांस्कृतिक,राजनैतिक,आर्थिक,सामाजिक और धार्मिक दुर्गति शुरू हो गयी।
पूरी ज़िंदगी किसी teacher ने ज्ञान प्रदान नहीं किया हालाँकि मैं elite स्कूल्ज़,कॉलेज,universitiesमें पढ़ी
2. सरकारी curriculum ने जो भी मस्तिष्क में कचरा भरा उसको ख़ुद ही निकाल फेंकना पड़ा।
और किताबी ज्ञान की बजाय common sense, folk memory और जीवन ज्ञान का सहारा लिया क्यूँकि सरकारी मान्यता प्राप्त किताबी ज्ञान तो ज़हरीला निकला।
Teachers का भी दोष नहीं। वे भी system के victims हैं
3. #TeachersDay की मुबारक अखरती है क्यूँकि हमारे देश के teachers या तो unemployable lumpen फ़ौज तैय्यार कर रहे हैं या elite institutions में #DeracinatedMacualyPutras_Putris

बिन गुरु ज्ञान कितना कठिन होता है और कितना संघर्षमयी, इसका जीता जागता उद्धारण मेरा स्वयं का जीवन है।
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Narratives presented to us, how true it is?
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#Scoop: As promised, releasing more of @dghconference's "secret" list of co-sponsors.
❎Not a single co-sponsor is an expert in the study of Hinduism.
❎DGH sponsors have no competency to define Hinduism. That's why DGH attacks on Hindutva are transparent #Hinduphobic tropes
Univ. admins. are dissociating, but stating that the DGH event is an academic meeting, thus support faculty.

-"Dismantle" implies activism/violence.
-Indian communist politician is speaking.
-Hinduism is defined in contradictory, Hinduphobic terms.

List! 🥁...
-Global Legal Studies Center, University of Madison-Wisconsin
-Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
-South Asia Institute, UT, Austin
-South Asia Program, Cornell
-Program in South Asian Studies, Princeton
-Centre for South Asian Civilizations, U Toronto, Missi.
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#Breaking: @HinduAmerican takes legal action demanding retraction & apology for false and defamatory stories that appeared in @AJEnglish (by @raqib_naik) earlier this month. Letter sent sent through CA based litigation firm retained for this action. 1/…
The letters outlining 17 false & defamatory statements were also sent to individuals quoted attacking @HinduAmerican:
-Sunita Viswanath, Raju Rajagopal @Hindus4HR
-Rasheed Ahmed @IAMCouncil
-John Prabhudoss @Fiacona_us

Damaging lies about @HinduAmerican cannot be tolerated.
Legal action required due to #Hinduphobic/xenophobic allegations of dual loyalty to foreign govt, sending funds overseas to promote hate or malign influence on US govt. These lies mirror anti-Semitic rhetoric Jewish groups historically faced & will be strongly countered. 3/
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Check out this typical inquiry to @HinduAmerican from a South Asian journalist. Let's count the ways this flouts the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.

-Anonymous email id.
-No last name.
-No mention of which outlet she is writing for.
-No contact number
Asks leading/inflammatory questions without identifying sources.

"Hey, people say you whitewash caste, what's your take?"

I mean how do you respond to that when fighting against discrimination based on caste is literally in our founding documents?

Falsely frames @HinduAmerican's defense against #Hinduphobic antics by activists as anti-Dalit.

Um, failure to complete background research and then confront your interviewee with a false allegation is another Society of Professional Journalists ethical no-no.

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2019, So called Democratic Anti CAA Protests had Radical Islamists behind the scene.

2020, It seems so called #FarmerProtest have #2020Referendum supporter #Khalistanis behind the scene. Image
जब जब कांग्रेस डरती है, देश मे दंगा करती है

- Haryana on the name Jat Aandolan
- Rajasthan on the name Gujjar Reservation
- MP on the name of SC/ST Protests
- Gujarat on the name of Patel Protests
- Karnataka on the name of Lingayat
- Tamil Nadu on the name of Hindi Imposition ImageImage

Another #SaheenBagh in making?
Another Riot in planning, on the name of Protest? ImageImage
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🚨🚩🔞🛑I am going to expose the whole #atheistRepublic #sexykali #hinduHating #Hinduphobic #pervert #rapist #hooligans #SickCult. Dear #atheist if you have an ounce of #conscience, i bet youll unfollow #arminNavabi #atheistRepublic. See👇 all:🕉️
(1/30) #lovejihad #HindusGirls Image
(2/30) Morality of #atheistHub: Normalizing #hindus to #pedofilo #Pedohunter : #atheistRepublic.
But #arminNavabi (Incessant Blocker)Refuses To Hear Our Pleas.
#underaged #hindus Matter #hinduDignity matters Image
(3/30)@AGAtheist_ (Employee of atheist Republic)
#sexykali , @ArminNavabi @AtheistRepublic Groomeers of #pedofilia #Pedohunter #pedofiliaecrime #pedo ImageImageImage
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#FCRAViolation Requested @HMOIndia cancellation of #FCRA regitn of Indo Global Social Service Society @IGSSS (got 22.75 Cr) for its #Hinduphobic acts, defamed #Amarnath Yatra in JK n In #Assam it manipulated Tea industry via AFPRO n TrustTea @DrJitendraSingh @himantabiswa 👉
A Report ‘Amarnath Yatra report: A Militarized Pilgrimage’, on holy Amarnath Yatra, published by the JK Coalition of Civil Society- JKCCS with Bangalore based Equitable Tourism Options ( @Misereor funded) is brother in arm with IGSSS. Same Misereor poked nose in Assam Tea 👉
Moreover @IGSSS funds OFFER, an NGO n receives dirty money of IRW and Zakir Naik's Muslim Aid, both hand in glove with anti Israel terror group Hamas and Egyptian Islamic Brotherhood. Shockingly India’s premier development financial institun @NABARDOnline works with IGSSS👉
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Lodged complaint at #FCRA desk @HMOIndia to cancel for #FCRAViolation by @HAQCRC NGO which is illegally using foreign donations to propagate #Hinduphobic bias hiding behind facade of child rights, sought detail inquiry to find out its role in campaign against #Assam #NRC (Cont.) Image
While publishing report with @QuillFoundation on "Butalising Innocence" on @Uppolice' so called brutalities on minors it went on bashing @myogiadityanath Govt but didn't utter a word against those misusing kids in anti #CAA_NRC protest, thus own agenda exposed! Hypocrisy! (Cont.) Image
Quill Foundation suspected to b proxy group funded by @HAQCRC n have venomous #Hinduphobes like PB Savant, @HRLNIndia head Justice Hospet Suresh, Kolse Patil, @harsh_mander, #DelhiRiots suspect @Apoorvanand__ Saba Naqvi as board members. It's extended hate front of HAQ (Cont.) ImageImageImageImage
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