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Sri Preston Kulkarni has been questioned about the #RSS. 1st by @MuqtedarKhan; 2nd by @GhaniShariq. Both responses boil down to: "I have no connection to RSS."

Yet no one has asked why he says his campaign "literally could not have happened" w/out support by RSS's #2 man in USA.
I have reached out to @SriPKulkarni repeatedly over weeks to request an interview. He has not responded.
My questions for Sri Preston Kulkarni include:

What did you mean when you said that your campaign “literally could not have happened” without @hssusa Vice-President Ramesh Bhutada's support?
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1. I have now a days been engaged with some projects on #Hindutva, #RSS and Hindu nationalism. Surprisingly, there seems great resemblence b/w @JIPOfficial and @RSSorg in respect of their org structure, methodology, politico-ideological evolution and workers' commitment.
2. Although a comparison leading to such resemblence might not be very likely for us but the fact is that ideology-based organizations always share some common grounds with one another, no matter how much contradictory their views r. Here r some common grounds b/w Jamaat and RSS.
3. Like JI, RSS also discourages the prominance of personalities over ideology. That is the reason there is no ancestry in the party leadership. No RSS chief had any blood relation with any previous chief. On the other hand, secular parties like Congress champion democracy but...
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In interview by @MuqtedarKhan, Sri Preston Kulkarni answers a softball question about his connections to #RSS by saying: "I have no connection to RSS or any foreign organizations or foreign ideologies."

Dr. Khan, ask why Kulkarni called RSS's #2 in US as "like a father to me."
Why does Sri Preston Kulkarni refuse interview with me? Is it because he knew @MuqtedarKhan interview would be falsely advertised as clearing up most controversial allegations, but actually only include single soft-ball question in 25 minute interview & zero follow-up questions?
@MuqtedarKhan throws hard-hitting questions at Sri Preston Kulkarni like "what is your favorite Indian food."

Is that how you vet a candidate? What's next? "Mr. Kulkarni, as voters go to the polls, let me ask you about an issue of great concern. How much do you like ice cream?
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"Ultimately, it matters to me that Prime Minister Modi can help India be more peaceful, prosperous, stable, and secular." — @PadmaKuppaMI41, August 2014

Anyone want to guess who some of Padma Kuppa's biggest campaign donors are?
"Washington Post’s @anniegowen continue[s] to showcase the Western bias that incites fear of Hindu activism and attack[s] Hindu nationalism.... Western media must understand what Hindu nationalism means, and what a Hindu nationalist seeks." — @PadmaKuppaMI41, March 2015
"The reality of Hindu majority India is that there is poverty, years of oppression to contend with and a constant onslaught from evangelicals.... Faced with aggressive conversion tactics, some Hindus may become intolerant or defensive." — @PadmaKuppaMI41, March 2015
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Convo w/@Cavach_EU_IN:

"The keynote speaker was #RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat himself, who just 10 years earlier was implicated in signing off on this series of anti-Muslim terrorist bombings in India. Why is he allowed into the country?"

Full part 2 here:
"The @hssusa is the @RSSorg. Most of the members, the top executives in these organizations, are actually former members of the #RSS from India who emigrated abroad. The HSS openly declares that it is ideologically aligned with the RSS."
"The Foreign Affairs Cell Chief, who is the head of the @ofbjp_usa, said that the goal of the OFBJP is to 'indoctrinate the diaspora into BJP ideology.' ... The BJP in India benefits from that.... The OFBJP abroad is used to assist the election of BJP in India."
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The #RSS also has a subsidiary for Muslims. How do I explain that contradiction — even though they are overtly anti-Muslim?

Discussing Muslim Rashtriya Manch in wide-ranging conversation w/@Cavach_EU_IN about India's fascist movement.

Full part 1 here:
"We're seeing this growing crackdown on democracy around the world under these right-wing regimes. One of the primary differences in India is that India's crackdown is led by this 95-year-old paramilitary. It's one of the largest, most overtly fascist organizations in the world."
"Under Modi's regime, which is essentially an #RSS regime, social justice is being jailed in India.... We see this growing, developing environment, under this RSS regime, where there's no room for freedom of expression, for dissent, for exercising basic democratic rights."
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Last night the Enough 14 #Facebook page was banned. A statement by some of the Enough 14 collective on corporate social media and digital censorship - Read more: enoughisenough14.org/2020/08/20/sta… #antireport #FacebookWatch #censorship
German translation of our statement on the #Facebook ban of the @enough14 page:
The #Facebook ban of so many anarchist and antifascist projects once more shows that corporate social media are not our friends (what a surprise). Thats one of the reasons we recommend #Mastodon. We started to build up an account there months ago: todon.nl/@enough14GNU
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As Sri Preston Kulkarni's #RSS ties continue coming to light, here's pic of 3 of his donors (Ramesh Shah, Arun Mundra, Gitesh Desai) w/BJP Foreign Affairs Cell head @vijai63 at an event supporting #Modi re-election. The 3 have collectively donated about $3200.

And...
Here's a better pic showing @vijai63 (left) & Arun Mundra (right), w/pics of #RSS founder Hedgewar & RSS 2nd chief Golwalkar (who praised Nazi racial policy) on left/right on mantle behind Mundra's head.

And...
Here's a 28 February 2018 meet & greet hosted for Sri Preston Kulkarni by Arun Mundra.

That's before Kulkarni won the Democratic primary in March 2018 but after HSS VP Ramesh Bhutada launched #RSS support for Kulkarni's campaign.

And...
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I can understand Congress handles making #AAP to be #BJP's B Team.These are ideologically brainwashed folks - and have no idea how the #JP movement as well as #IAC was a covert #RSS operation. #Kejriwal realised it the day he was rebuked by that dhongi baba for speaking agnst BJP
Old tweets on this matter. Since this issue often comes up.
Do not distort history. Just because AAP has tonked both BJP and Congress on its head, they are always looking to make AAP into each other's B Team.
Facts are different.
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#RSS is one of the last truly open standards on the web, a system designed for decentralization and federation. @genmon has been musing for months about how it can be used to redecentralize our web. Here he is on using it to replace Goodreads:

pluralistic.net/2020/04/16/new…

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Webb has identified a key problem with RSS: "If you don’t know what RSS is, it’s really hard to start using it. This is because, unlike a social media platform, nobody owns it. It’s nobody’s job to explain it."

interconnected.org/home/2020/08/1…

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So Webb created Aboutfeeds, a single-serving, one-page website that explains RSS to people unfamiliar with the idea, ready to be linked to from your own site to get your readers up to speed.

aboutfeeds.com

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யாரப்பா அது ஆர்எஸ்எஸ் அழிப்பேன் ஒழிப்பேன் கிளிப்பேன்னு கூவுனது அதன் விரல் நுனியை பாக்கவே முடியாதுடா இதோ அதன் விஸ்வரூபம்.
#RSS என்ற பிரம்மாண்டம்.
வாய் வலிக்கும்
படிச்சி தெரிஞ்சிக்க.

குடியரசுத் தலைவர்
பிரதமர், உள்துறை அமைச்சர், மத்திய அமைச்சர்கள்
துணைக் குடியரசுத் தலைவர்
பாராளுமன்ற சபாநாயகர்
மற்றும் 18 முதலமைச்சர்கள்
கவர்னர்கள்
எம்பிக்கள்
1600க்கும் மேற்பட்ட எம் எல் ஏ கள்
1லட்சம் கிளைகள்
15 கோடி
தன்னார்வத்தொண்டர்கள், சரஸ்வதி வித்யா மந்திர் பள்ளிகள், 5 லட்சம் ஆசிரியர்கள்
1 கோடி மாணவர்கள்
42 கல்லூரிகள்
13 உயர் கல்வி நிறுவனங்கள்
3 ஆராய்ச்சி நிறுவனங்கள்
120 படுக்கை வசதி கொண்ட இந்தியாவிலேயே மிகப்பெரிய தொழுநோயாளிகளுக்கான ராஜமுந்திரி ஆஸ்பத்திரி
2 கோடி பாரதீய
மஜ்தூர் சங்கத்தின் உறுப்பினர்கள் தொழிற்சங்கம்
1 கோடி ABVP செயலாளர்கள் மாணவர் அமைப்பு
15 கோடி பிஜேபி உறுப்பினர்கள்
16000 பள்ளிகளை நடத்தும் வித்யா பாரதி.
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India as it is seen today did not exist till 672 CE. Only the present day Pakistan existed. The Arabian sea, Indian ocean and Bengal ocean extended right till foothills of Himalayas. #part2
The benevolent Islamic Nobleman Mohammed bin Qasim began construction of India by digging earth from Himalayas and bringing sand from Arabia to reclaim land from the oceans. #Part3
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If the #RamMandir in #Ayodhya had anything to do w/religion, one would expect a priest to lay foundation stone. Instead, PM #Modi will lay foundation stone because temple has nothing to do w/religion & everything to do with politics. Politics of division, of supremacy, & of hate.
This is exactly why @JagdishSewhani is arranging massive spending to rent #TimesSquare digital billboard space to promote #RamMandirBhumiPujan (ground-breaking) on 5 Aug. Sewhani is a key @ofbjp_usa activist who even traveled from NY to Gujarat in 2014 to campaign for #Modi.
This is exactly why @SaketGokhale was protested at his home by #RSS workers for daring to seek an injunction against #RamMandirBhumiPujan because it is a violation of #Modi regime's own #unlock2guidelines which ban religious gatherings.
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Hindutva’s handmaiden had fallen. The princess of the #RSS had lost her crown. And the figurehead of Hindu nationalism in America had failed at her absurd attempt to obtain the presidency. #TulsiGabbard

medium.com/@pieterjfriedr…
From New Delhi to Croatia, Los Angeles to Hawaii, the Netherlands to the south of France, Paris to New Hampshire, this article discusses my effort to expose #TulsiGabbard l’s links to the #RSS/#BJP.
On 24 October, less than a week after I celebrated my birthday on the Seine in Paris, @FAIRmediawatch reported, “Gabbard’s most troubling attribute is her documented connection to the far-right Hindu nationalist, or Hindutva, movement known as #RSS.”
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காந்தியை படுகொலை செய்த போது அவர்கள் பெயர் #இந்து_மகா_சபா

குஜராத்தில் 3000 முஸ்லிம்களை கொன்று குவித்தபோது... பாபர் மசூதியை இடித்த போது, அவர்கள் பெயர் #விஸ்வ_ஹிந்து_பரிஷத்
ஒரிசாவில் கிரகாம் ஸ்டெய்ன் என்ற பாதிரியாரையும் அவரது இரண்டு குழந்தைகளையும், எரித்து படுகொலை செய்த போது அவர்கள் பெயர் #பஜ்ரங்_தள் !!!.

கௌரி லங்கேஷை படுகொலை செய்த போது அவர்கள் பெயர் #ஹனுமான்_சேனா !!!.

அக்லக்கை படுகொலை செய்த போது,
அவர்கள் பெயர் #கோரக்ஷக்_சேனா !!!.
பெரியார் சிலை மீது பெயின்ட் ஊற்றும் போது
அவர்கள் பெயர் #பாரத்_சேனா !!!.

செருப்பு மாலை போடும் போது
#இந்து_முன்னணி !!!.

கிருஸ்துமஸ் நேரத்தில் பள்ளிகளை அடித்து உடைத்து வன்முறை தாண்டவமாடும் போது #வனவாசி_கல்யான் !!!.
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The other day I had asked for some help with a #Bitcoin question to see if someone could shed a little light on a mystery.

Sadly, Twitter isn't really a platform that offers a ton of collaboration so I'm going to do a long thread here in hopes that someday someone will see it
I've hit a dead end so I am just going to drop a lot of information and maybe someone will pick up on it or be able to provide more info.

For those of you who don't know me, I spent time in the tech industry, especially right around 2000's when it was really exciting
I was like a tech groupie, fascinated with the likes of #Assange #Snowden and #AaronSwartz. I kept tabs on them, read, watched and learned everything I could about them.

Aaron was the one that I followed most closely. For those who don't know...
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German politician @sannekurz of @Die_Gruenen was scheduled to headline event by HSS (Munich) - the int’l wing of Nazi-inspired Indian paramilitary #RSS. @AmbLindnerIndia sparked firestorm of controversy when he visited fascist group’s HQ in 2019.

After pressure, she withdrew.
Munich was the site of Hitler’s first coup attempt, the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. He was arrested, imprisoned, wrote Mein Kampf, & published it in 1925. That same year, #RSS was founded in India. For next 15 years, RSS founders/ideologues wrote in support of Nazi racial policies.
While #RSS stages pogroms against minorities in India, HSS serves as its “soft” face on int’l stage, reaching out to politicians & other public servants. Some politicians are less principled than @sannekurz. Like @CongressmanRaja, pictures here celebrating RSS’s founding w/HSS.
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Annual Statement of 2006-07 of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation which are public, shows that one of the donors is Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund(PMNRF).
How is it possible @INCIndia ?
This not only scandalous bt also amounts to pilferaging n looting our money for personal gain.
Is this why @INCIndia made so "Halla" on the PM-Cares? Just because they will not get their hands on the fund collected.
How cud money meant for relief of Indians was given to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation ? Is PMNRF is their personal property? Is this not a scam and cheating?
2006-07 annual statement says that PMNRF is the donor to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. Why was it given? Is this how funds are deployed??
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Indians, never forget June 25, 1975; a dark day in India’s history on which Indira Gandhi imposed #Emergency which lasted for a period of 21 month

The main target of Indira was not the political parties & their leaders but RSS. #IndiaDeservesToKnow
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Indira believed that it was the RSS that provided all the logistic support to the movement launched by JP in Bihar & Gujarat.

Therefore, even before #Emergency was declared, she was planning to ban it.
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Soon after the #Emergency was declared, large number of RSS leaders and cadres were arrested. The jails of the country were flooded with RSS swayamsevaks.

The number of RSS swayamsevaks detained under MISA was 23,015 including 22938 male and 77 female activists.
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#பிணராய்_விஜயன் #கேரள_முதல்வர்

1971ல் RSS கேரளத்தில் வேரூன்ற நினைத்த சமயம் , கேரளத்தில்
கம்யூனிசத்தை ஒழித்தால் நாம்
வேரூன்றி விடலாம் என்று நினைத்து அவர்களின் "குலத்தொழிலான" மதகலவரத்தை தொடங்க நினைத்தது #RSS.

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அதன்படி கேரளத்தில் கம்யூனிசத்தின் கோட்டை என கருதப்படும் கண்ணூரில் இருந்து தொடங்க நினைத்தது இதன் முதல் கட்டமாக தலசேரியில் சாமி ஊர்வலத்தில் முஸ்லீம்கள் செருப்பு எறிந்தார்கள் என்று புரளியை கிளப்பிவிட்டு.
ஊர்முழுக்க கலவரத்தை ஏற்படுத்தி
முஸ்லிம்களின் கடைகள் மற்றும்
வீடுகளை சூறையாடியது RSS..
அப்போது கிளை செயலாளராக இருந்த பிணராய் என்ற பையன் ஒரு ஆட்டோவை பிடித்து ஊர் ஊராக மைக்கில் தொண்டை வரள இந்த புரளியை நம்பவேண்டாம் என்று கூறியும், RSS முஸ்லீம்களின் வீடுகளை சூறையாட தொடங்கி இருந்தனர்.. அப்போது முஸ்லீம்களின்
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Soon after the #USRIOTS, #Islamists in #India have given a call for similar riots in India. They are trending #MuslimLivesMatter. Shame they didn’t say that #LivesMatter, & not the religion.
In this thread, I would like to prove that #Islamophobia_In_India is a MYTH.
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India was partitioned on the grounds of religion twice. First in 1905 and second in 1947. But the 1947 Partition is significant to the current scenario. All of us know the demographical condition of India at that time. It was a #Hindu majority and it still is.
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Despite this fact, #India has always been a secular country. The basics behind this #Secularism is in the ethics of #Hinduism. NO religious text in #Hinduism promotes hatred on religious backgrounds.
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सेवा है यज्ञ कुंड समिधा सम हम जले
ध्येय महासागर में सरित रूप हम मिले
लोकयोगक्षेम ही राष्ट्र अभय गान है
सेवारत व्यक्ति व्यक्ति कार्य का ही प्राण है 
The values inculcated is showing all around in the way help and services are extended by #ABVP #RSS #Seva4NorthEast #Seva4Society
When it comes to selfless service to the nation, we will always find RSS, ABVP and all the karyakartas coming out and doing what they do best- "Serving the people and Serving the nation"
#ABVP #RSS #Seva4NorthEast #abvpforsociety #RSS_देश_की_शान
Just as the birds have two wings
which help them to fly,
Love and service are the two wings which
enable man to reach his goal of life quickly.

Love,empathy is what you will get to see when you see the karyakartas of RSS, ABVP doing their bit in serving humanity
#Seva4NorthEast
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कोरोनाग्रस्त अमेरिकेतील स्वयंसेवकांचे सेवाकार्य !

जिथे संघ आहे तिथे परिस्थितीनुसार तन-मन-धन समर्पित करून समाजसेवा करणारे स्वयंसेवक असतात. हे केवळ भारतापुरतेच नाही, तर जगभरच्या संघविस्तारामुळे वैश्विक सत्य झाले आहे. अमेरिकेतील हिंदू स्वयंसेवक संघ हा त्याला अर्थातच अपवाद नाही.
अमेरिकेत हिंदू स्वयंसेवक संघाची अधिकृत स्थापना 1989 मध्ये झाली. सुरवातीला एखाददुसर्‍या राज्यात हाताच्या बोटावर मोजता येतील इतक्याच शाखा असलेल्या संघाच्या अमेरिकेत आता 220 हून अधिक शाखा आहेत. इथले शाखांचे स्वरूप हे कौटुंबिक शाखेचे असते.
म्हणजे कुटुंबातले स्त्री-पुरुष, आबालवृद्ध, असे सर्वच शाखेमध्ये सहभागी होतात. शाखा ही आठवड्यातून एकदा होते. पण, नियमित शाखा आणि विविध कार्यक्रमांच्या रूपाने स्वयंसेवकांना एकत्रित आणि प्रभावी कार्य करण्याची सहजतेने सवय लावली जाते.
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Years after the 1987 #HashimpuraMassacre and #MalianaMassacre
Not much has changed for the survivors and the relatives of the people killed. The wounds are still fresh, the quest for justice is still an ongoing ordeal and they no more trust men in #khakis
Hajra Bi said Our children had come back after Friday prayers when PAC climbed our terrace and asked about gunshots(imprints are still there on the walls).One of them was dancing,He mocked me asked if it was Amitabh Bachchan who had fired.They took away my son who never came back
Haneef said, "PAC desperately tried to enter house and then told me to come outside. I was the first one to be arrested. Later other men from the locality also assembled and formed a line. We were told to keep our hands up and were taken to civil lines police
#HashimpuraMassacre
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