On June 7, Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), which has hyperlinks to Islamic terror organisations, introduced that 17 organisations have written to President Joe Biden to rescind the State Dinner invitation to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. In the letter, the Islamist organisations have accused PM Modi of a crackdown on basic democratic rights, jailing critics, imposing anti-minority legal guidelines and extra.
#Breaking— A coalition of 17 civil rights organizations, together with the IAMC has launched an open letter urging @POTUS to rethink his choice to increase a state dinner invitation to Indian PM Narendra Modi as a result of steep decline of democratic values and the continual… pic.twitter.com/dkY4QY4Zjg
— Indian American Muslim Council (@IAMCouncil) June 7, 2023
IAMC undersigned the letter, Jubilee Campaign American Muslim Institution, Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR), Dalit Solidarity Forum, World Without Genocide, International Defenders Council, International Society for Peace and Justice, Dalit Solidarity Forum within the USA, Genocide Watch, Asian Children’s Education Fellowship, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Misión Vida para las Naciones, Church within the Republic of Uruguay, Global Christian Relief, American Sikh Council, Human Rights and Grassroots Development Society and International Commission for Dalit Right.
The organisations claimed that India is going through sharp democratic backsliding. The declare was primarily based on April 20, 2023, Financial Times report titled ‘India’s Democratic Backsliding’. In the report, FT claimed the democratic values of India have been on backtrack as a result of a Gujarat court docket denied disqualified Congress MP Rahul Gandhi‘s plea towards a 2-year sentence in a defamation case. FT known as it unhealthy information not just for India however for the entire world.
However, FT failed to say that Rahul Gandhi has a behavior of creating derogatory feedback towards PM Modi and his supporters. He additionally apologised within the Supreme Court for one such assertion and was warned to not repeat it. There are different instances towards Gandhi for such speeches as properly. Gandhi was not disqualified for simply PM Modi however for a complete group. In truth, there isn’t a motive accountable PM Modi or anybody else for this choice, which was taken by a court docket of legislation and upheld even after Gandhi appealed the choice. To name this choice ‘undemocratic’ is mainly saying that India as a democracy just isn’t functioning on the whims of the West and the Liberal ecosystem of the world and is, due to this fact, not a conducive democracy.
The organisations claimed that the Modi Administration routinely jails political critics and opponents. The declare was supported by an Al-Jazeera report from 2021. The info principally talked a few 33-year-old man recognized as Mohammad Irfan, who was acquitted of all prices beneath UAPA. Interestingly, Irfan spent 9 years in jail and was arrested in 2012. Modi Government got here to energy in 2014, two years after his arrest. IAMC and others appear to have missed the truth that three others concerned within the case have been convicted and despatched to jail for ten years. Acquittals got here principally as a consequence of an absence of proof. The report additional talked about that there have been 5,922 arrested beneath UAPA between 2016 and 2019, out of which 132 have been convicted. However, the report didn’t point out what number of instances amongst them have been beneath trial. Half-baked and half-cooked tales are the experience of Al-Jazeera, and such reviews are sometimes utilized by doubtful organisations like IAMC.
Furthermore, the organisations accused PM Modi-led Indian Government of imposing anti-minority legal guidelines. The declare was primarily based on one other Al-Jazeera report from March 2020 on Citizen Amendment (Act), 2019. The report was primarily based on the conspiracy that CAA and NRC have been geared toward stripping Indian Muslims of their citizenship. In actuality, CAA doesn’t have an effect on Indian Muslims. It was meant for the minorities which are Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Jains within the neighbouring international locations Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. CAA is aimed to fast-track the method of granting citizenship to those minorities who shifted to India. It has nothing to do with Indian Muslims in any respect. The propagandist used CAA to focus on the Modi authorities by deceptive the general public, particularly Muslims dwelling within the nation. Organisations like IAMC are nonetheless utilizing it to focus on India on totally different platforms.
In the letter, additionally they cited 4 different reviews linked to CAA and NRC. They included a truth sheet by United States Commission on International Religious Freedom from February 2020. However, the report clearly talked about that CAA was solely meant for minorities in neighbouring Islamic international locations. The report does level out Assam NRC controversies, however assuming NRC, at any time when it comes, could have the identical rules and pointers is far-fetched. The authorities of India has not issued any draft associated to NRC thus far, and we’re speaking a few truth sheet from 2020. IAMC and others forgot to test if there was any replace on NRC and CAA earlier than utilizing them to discredit the Modi authorities.
Also, we observed that the USCIRF report claimed BJP leaders advocated for CAA to guard Hindus excluded from NRC in Assam. The report by Hindustan Times cited by USCIRF nowhere talked about what was claimed! The US autonomous physique cooked up a idea primarily based on non-existing statements in 2020, and IAMC, together with others, used it as a software towards India in 2023. They additionally used a report from Foreign Policy that talked about concern amongst Muslims that they must show they’re Indians if NRC is carried out. None of the reviews, NGOs, protesters and so-called specialists cared to inform the Muslims in India that NRC’s draft was not out. Even thus far, the federal government of India has not issued it.
The letter tried to attract a parallel between Assam NRC (which was mandated by the Supreme Court) and the proposed NRC by the Government of India (which isn’t even proposed, per se. There is not any draft but). However, they’re fully totally different. While Assam NRC was for the residents of Assam solely, the proposed countrywide NRC will embrace Assam. The two processes are totally different and pointers for the nationwide NRC are but to be introduced. There are some detention centres in Assam for unlawful immigrants and a few authorized battles are underway. Suggesting Assam NRC could have any impact on nationwide NRC is far-fetched and ill-informed.
They additionally claimed assaults on Muslims in India by citing reviews that insinuated allegations towards Muslim roti makers that they spit on meals have been false and fabricated. However, there’s documented proof that proves such incidents occurred and retains taking place throughout the nation. The report additionally talked a few Muslim bangle vendor being overwhelmed up. The Muslim man recognized as Taslim was overwhelmed up not for being Muslim however for harassing a Hindu minor woman within the guise of promoting bangles. Later, in the course of the investigation, it was revealed Taslim had two Aadhar playing cards. Maybe IAMC and others have to replace their info earlier than calling out Indian Government claiming minorities are beneath menace within the nation.
From citing the banned BBC documentary towards PM Modi to citing the doubtful report by Reporters Without Borders, the organisations used all instruments beneath their belt to focus on PM Modi.
A short historical past of IAMC
For the uninitiated, Rasheed Ahmed is the chief director of the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), a radical Islamist group that has alleged hyperlinks with banned terror organisations such because the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and has a protracted historical past of lobbying towards India.
The IAMC is a Jamat-e-Islami-backed lobbyist organisation claiming to be a rights advocacy group. In the previous, it had reportedly collaborated with and even paid cash to varied teams within the USA to get India blacklisted by the USCIRF (United States Commission on International Religious Freedom). An in depth report by Disinfo Lab has uncovered its hyperlinks with the phobia outfit Jamat-e-Islami.
IAMC founder Shaik Ubaid and member Abdul Malik Mujahid have headed the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the US entrance for Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan. According to DisInfo Lab, ICNA has established hyperlinks with Pakistan-based terror teams just like the Lashkar-e-Taiba. Rasheed Ahmed, who heads the IAMC presently, was the previous govt director of the Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA). IMANA’s Director of Operations is Zahid Mahmood, an ex-Pak Navy official.
Similar reviews coated by OpIndia on HfHR and Hamas-linked Islamist group CAIR may be learn right here and right here.
Organisation which sat with Rahul Gandhi throughout his USA journey additionally amongst organisations like IAMC undersigning the letter
Rahul Gandhi is on a 10-day USA tour, the place he spoke on the National Press Club, Stanford University and likewise, to ‘think tanks’, allegedly discussing relations between India and USA. The Hudson Institute tweeted photos of Rahul Gandhi in deep dialog with these “think tanks”. Sunita Vishwanath was seated alongside Rahul Gandhi at this occasion at Hudson Institute. Sunita Vishwanath is the co-founder of HrHR, which has additionally signed this letter towards Narendra Modi alongside IAMC.
Investigating Info-warfare and Psy-war OSINT Disinfo Lab had carried out an investigation revealing that the ‘Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR)’ had been selling the deceptive narrative of ‘Hindu Vs Hindutva’. The identical organisation was additionally seen endorsing the ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ occasion.
As per Disinfo Lab, HfHR was fashioned within the yr 2019 by two Islamist advocacy teams named Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) and the Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI). Interestingly, the three organisations had fashioned one other outfit known as the Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA).
As per an article in The Hindu, the Alliance for Justice and Accountability had been on the forefront of main demonstrations towards the go to of PM Modi to Houston on September 22, 2019.
“The AJA comprises of Hindu, Muslim, Dalit, Sikh and Christian groups, among others. They include the Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR), a progressive Hindu group that opposes Hindutva; the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC); and the Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI),” the article learn.
According to Disinfo Lab, the co-founder of Hindus for Human Rights, Sunita Vishwanath, additionally runs an organisation named ‘Women for Afghan Women’, which is funded by the Soros Open Society Foundation. Earlier, OpIndia reported intimately how George Soros had been fuelling a harmful anti-India narrative via media and ‘civil society.’
Interestingly, Sunita Vishwanath, who was pictured alongside Rahul Gandhi, had tried to create hysteria and panic amongst Indian Muslims concerning the National Register of Citizens (NRC). “We are especially appalled by the most recent nightmare of the Kashmiri people, and the situation of 1.9 million people in India who are rendered stateless due to the imposition of the travesty called the National Register of Citizens”, she had mentioned. It is pertinent to notice that even throughout this USA journey, Rahul Gandhi endorsed harmful lies and propaganda towards CAA and NRC, which led to anti-Hindu riots in 2020 in India.
HfHR’s founding member Raju additionally heads EKTA. It is an affiliate group of IAMC. The sole objective was to have Hindus on the panel to venture that the Hindus, normally, have been towards Hindutva. Interestingly, HfHR ran Facebook adverts to advertise earlier USCIRF reviews.
Interestingly, Sunita Vishwanath, the co-founder of HfHR, can be intently related to George Soros and Islamist linked IAMC. The in-depth evaluation of the net may be learn right here.