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Freelance journalist and human rights advocate specializing in historical and current affairs in South Asia.
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Jun 15, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
What will it take for America to wake up and see that, indeed, Prime Minister #Modi is wearing no clothes whatsoever and that our nation must stop providing him — and his zealots — platforms from which to claim otherwise? #ModiNotWelcome

countercurrents.org/2023/06/modis-… In 2022, raising concerns about the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in India, Representative @IlhanMN asked: “What will it take for us to outwardly criticize the actions that the Modi administration is taking?”
Mar 20, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Multiple India-based followers have informed me via screenshots that my entire Twitter account was just blocked in India in the past 12 hours or so. @TwitterIndia, this is outrageous. Moreover, you have failed to even formally notify me of this. What’s the reason? I can only speculate, but it appears to be (considering the timing and mass banning in India of many other accounts of journalists touching on the same subject) this benign thread in which I affirm the need to uphold basic civil liberties in Punjab.
Mar 19, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
Whatever your opinion of Amritpal Singh, a man about whom I know very little, the mass crackdown on basic civil liberties in #Punjab is a totalitarian nightmare. Internet & mobile service banned, assembly banned, media censorship. From Kashmir to Punjab, where is the azadi? This is not an endorsement of Amritpal Singh, about whom I hadn’t even heard until yesterday, but a denunciation of a governmental system which strips away the civil liberties of everyone in its efforts to arrest a single person. This is not justice. It’s a witch hunt.
Jan 27, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Information for the masses which, if digested with empathy, may save the lives of many in days to come. The sad and sordid story continues....
Jan 13, 2023 25 tweets 3 min read
The Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) will vehemently protest against being linked to India’s fascist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) when its ties are exposed (especially in front of local governments in the US). However, some basic research reveals a radically different story. Let’s take a look at what mainstream Indian media says.
Sep 27, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
Short weeks after a worker of Hindu nationalist #RSS confessed the paramilitary ran bomb-making camps to attack Muslims, RSS-backed ruling BJP is sweeping up 100s of members of largest organized Indian Muslim group on flimsy allegations.

ndtv.com/india-news/pop… One of the worst allegations is that Popular Front of India (PFI) was plotting to assassinate RSS-BJP PM Modi. This is the same allegation levied against the Bhima Koregaon 16, a collection of academics/activists known for dissenting against RSS-BJP policies.
Aug 30, 2022 14 tweets 5 min read
Honestly, the hardest thing to process & deal with, for me over the past couple months, has been the relentless wave of propaganda attacks against me due, in particular, to my sustained campaign this late spring against #RSS-linked US Congressman @CongressmanRaja. In the wake of it, #RSS-linked state legislators @PadmaKuppaMI41 & @NirajAntani, as well as US affiliate of RSS's religious wing, VHP, @VHPANews, have directly attacked me by name. Despite immense love for my work expressed by many diaspora groups, none have spoken in my defense.
May 30, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, why is Russian State media outlet @SputnikInt leaping to your defense over your silence on India's fascist #RSS paramilitary?

sputniknews.com/20220525/us-co… "US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was escorted out of an event after he was aggressively questioned by a heckler over his good relations with India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)," reports Russian State media outlet.
May 30, 2022 10 tweets 3 min read
When Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi ran away from my question about his views on #RSS, he was escorted not by staff but by an entourage of longtime activists in OFBJP, a now registered foreign agent. #RSSRajaMustGo

twocircles.net/2022may30/4459… When I approached him calmly to ask a simple question, he allowed his supporters to instead attempt to block my camera and shout me down while they rushed him out of the room.
May 28, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Dr. Bharat Barai of Chicago, a longtime activist with VHP-America and OFBJP, is not only one of Modi’s oldest US champions but one of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s earliest supporters. He reached out and invited me for a friendly coffee. Should I accept? This is Bharat Barai. ImageImageImageImage
May 4, 2022 8 tweets 6 min read
Ambassador, I have but claimed that your retirement came within months of a campaign demanding you be removed for meeting the #RSS chief. I leave it to the thinker to draw from the timeline what they will. Either way, sad your last act was legitimizing a fascist paramilitary. While we’re talking, @USAmbKeshap, please tell me why you met the #RSS chief. Are you unaware of the allegations surrounding the RSS? Are you unaware of its Hindutva ideology? Are you unaware the very chief you met is accused of personally sanctioning anti-Muslim attacks?
May 4, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Former US Ambassador Atul Keshap posts, on Facebook, the latest attack on me. His reason? Well, he's mentioned in it. @USAmbKeshap likely will remember me, as I'm the reason he's no longer in the US Diplomatic Service after I ran a campaign against him for meeting with the #RSS. Of course, I never accused Ambassador Atul Keshap of "dual loyalty." I accused him of legitimizing a Nazi-inspired Hindu nationalist paramilitary that's guilty of staging multiple anti-minority pogroms.

May 3, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words. Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings, from the wicked who do me violence, my deadly enemies who surround me. They close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
May 2, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
I'm under attack, once again, for my work against RSS-BJP. If you want to support me, here's how.

mailchi.mp/bd137700f8cf/i… Give a gift at GoFundMe.

May 2, 2022 43 tweets 7 min read
@mrubin1971, best known for agitating for war in Iraq, spews forth another screed attacking me for standing up against fascist religious nationalism of #RSS-#BJP. He's angry I expose RSS-BJP linked politicians in US like Sonal Shah.

Here's my response.

pieterjfriedrich.medium.com/former-iraq-wa… Here is Rubin's "article."

Mar 28, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
I spent the night diving deep into the controversy over Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, and have now unearthed every dirty secret that matters about the issue. I’m spilling it all. You read it here first.

What happened was…. … the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a multi-million member paramilitary inspired by the Nazis, spent the last 100 years successfully plotting to take over India, the world’s largest democracy & now they’re planning an impending genocide of Indian Muslims & other minorities.
Feb 23, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
I first spoke to @CityofRoseville about how platforming @hssusa is indirect endorsement of fascist #RSS paramilitary. They ignored me. So I spoke to @CityofRocklin about what HSS is, @CityofAuburnCA about what RSS is, & @PlacerCA about why HSS wants governmental legitimization. @CityofRoseville, @CityofRocklin, and @CityofAuburnCA are three of the five cities located in @PlacerCA. Auburn, CA is the county seat. The county has been blanketed with information about @hssusa's connection to #RSS.
Feb 18, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
#Russia shouldn't invade #Ukraine, of course. But I'll never understand why Russia invading a country it borders or China invading Taiwan, which it practically borders, is wrong but US invading Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, or so many other countries isn't far worse. Invading countries is bad. But somehow it seems more bad to invade countries that aren't even remotely within your sphere of influence. Criticize Russia for massing troops on Ukrainian border, yes. But shouldn't we then also criticize US for massing troops all around the globe?
Jan 5, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
From 6 January (Pacific Standard Time), I will observe a seven day hunger-strike for the persecuted Christians of #India. The Indian Christian is facing extermination by the ruling #RSS-#BJP. In their honor, I will not eat for a week. "Do not fear what you are about to suffer." The RSS-BJP is the power controlling India today. They seek, ideologically, the extermination of both Muslims & Christians. Their hatred must be exposed. For the next week, I will focus my attention on their attempts to marginalize, attack, & eliminate the Christians of India.
Dec 18, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
About India’s “anti-conversion” laws:

Jesus Christ commanded Christians, as the fundamental practice of faith in Him, to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, befriend strangers, clothe the naked, care for the sick, & visit those in prison. His final command before ascending to Heaven was to go throughout the whole earth to teach people about this message of loving Him by loving one another. He said that people would know that we follow Him because of this display of love.
Dec 18, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
@ArchbishopFoley, as a communicant of @The_ACNA, I beg you in the name of Jesus to withdraw from this abominable legitimization of #Modi, a Prime Minister named by @persecutionnews as one of the top persecutors of Christians in the world today. Unless your purpose for participating is to boldly, clearly, and unconditionally call #Modi to repentance, then how will your presence there serve as anything other than a whitewashing of a PM whose government is doing everything it can to criminalize Christianity in India?