Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber ~ PLATO

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hindu ISI : Understanding Indian Sickular Intellectual


"And there are people still in darkness,
And they just can't see the light.
If you don't say it's wrong then that says it right. "
~ Solomon Burke


There is this growing tribe that I would like to discuss here, define it with some key-words and then list some examples for our better understanding.

Typical Hindu ISI, Indian Sickular Intellectual, also known as 'Useful Idiots' can be defined in the following key-words:
  1. They are Hindu: I am yet to come across a non-Hindu ISI - so this one is almost non-negotiable.
  2. NOT fascinated with Hinduism, do not care to know what Hinduism is all about and  carry a perverted 'evangelical' view of Hinduism.
  3. Absolutely Secular (all religions are same - what is in a religion? etc.)
  4. Being Hindu is Communal,
  5. Closely follow & worship MSM (Mainstream Media) - TV & Print
  6. Highly cultured & curated with Left-Liberal values & ideas,
  7. Anti-Modi, for sure - this is a 'must have’ qualification.
  8. English Medium Educated, (but this tribe is growing very fast even in the Hindi hinterland, thanks to the Lit-Fest events now happening in Tier-II Towns & Cities)
  9. NGO Sympathisers (5-Star Samaj Sevak!), Elite activists.
  10. Slaves of materialistic Urban Lifestyle but romanticize about Social Service & Activism,
  11. Keyboard Warriors. On-line Petitions and Change.Org can actually change the world,
  12. Romantic about Politics, “we can change the world” - from the comforts of our drawing rooms, with the help of latest gadgets!
  13. Fascinated by terms: World-Citizen, Global-Village - but have no idea what it means?
  14. Big fan / aspirants of Ivy League Universities,
  15. AAP-Supporter
To qualify and be a member of this Elite ISI brigade, one would check against at least 10 keywords from the above list of 15. Yes, one must score about 65% to be a part of this Intellectual Circle.

This is the biggest problem India is facing today, internally. There is no other threat bigger than this, no not even Naxalites, Pakistan, ISIS or China. India has to fight its very own - this is the tragedy & the comedy at the same time.

What is even more worrying and astonishing is the fact that these people are coming from good jobs, good education, well groomed, traveled abroad, some are even Professors and Journalists. The sheer ignorance towards facts, lack of wisdom and common-sense among this crowd is simply amazing. But they are all Patriots and they love India. 
Clearly shows exactly where our education system has gone wrong!



These people are popularly known as - ‘Useful Idiots’. 

Oxbridge educated Indian liberal intelligentsia may be more familiar with the term: 
"useful innocents", better understood as "confused and misguided sympathizers". 
Ref: Ludwig von Mises's "Planned Chaos" (1947).

Let us now look at a few good examples of ISI - The Sickularatti

Case # 1:

I enjoyed reading a long chain of comments on FB, and can't resist sharing one particular comment here (it's not really important who wrote this - what is important that I can safely tick minimum 13 qualifier key-words from my above list = 86%, Perfect ISI):

FB comment goes like this and I quote, word-by-word:
“---, unlike you, I do care how development is achieved, which is why I will never support a murderer like Modi. AK does not yet have the blood of innocent citizens on his hands, even if his dictatorial tendencies have suddenly made him more acceptable to you."
Once more:
  • "I do care how development is achieved" - Mind it !!
  • "I will never support a murderer like Modi”
Wow! Those were real gems. This tribe of 'Hindu ISI' do not respect constitutional mandate, they have complete disregard for Indian Judicial system, blindly follow & consume MSM Headlines every single day, and then pass their own unsolicited judgements on FB.
  • "AK does not yet have the blood of innocent citizens on his hands"

Unfortunately, this 'development freak' may like to know that AK has blood on his hands for which nobody needs any court verdict. During AAP public rally on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015, among the cheering AAP supporters, in front of full media & public glare, one innocent citizen Mr. Gajendra Singh Kalyanwat hanged himself from the tree. 
Whether an accident or a suicide - the case is under investigation.

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Case # 2:

Another gem of a comment is shared below, on the Greenpeace controversy, a classic example just to show the mind of a typical elitist ISI:
"Greenpeace is in trouble because the PMO got jealous of Priya Pillai - as they'll now get jealous of anyone else invited abroad - the only Indian who should travel abroad is big-chested NaMo - and Greenpeace's 'foreign' funds should be granted exclusively for our PM's 'foreign' jaunts - nothing 'paranoid' about it - and now they also plan to get their paws on temple gold to help this cause"
Read it once again and have a hearty laugh:
  • PMO got jealous of Priya Pillai
  • they'll now get jealous of anyone else invited abroad
  • the only Indian who should travel abroad is big-chested NaMo
  • Greenpeace's 'foreign' funds should be granted exclusively for our PM's 'foreign’ jaunts
This is the kind of utter nonsense that passes off as ‘intellectual discourse’ among the highly educated and the ‘arrived' elites. This comment was posted the very same day I had read another story elsewhere - Why Greenpeace appointed a political advisor ...and had even shared it on my FB timeline.

On a more serious note, let me also share an important fact here that this gentleman is a very senior professor, who educates & mentors the impressionable young minds of India. What a terrible shame!

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Case # 3:

This is another freak comment which I came across just today.

The Comment that would easily qualify as one from an ISI:
"A question to think. If Muslim invaders were savages why did they not kill all Hindus? Why were they not all converted? Why were not all temples brought down? Why?"
Someone tell this friend, go look up on your own and read the history based on facts and data; not the secular curated stuff meant for schools.

Often I come across these Sickularatti ISI, some arrived after an Ivy League Master’s & Doctor's and what not, who still live in a complete denial of historical facts. For the simple reason that they studied Indian history, carefully manufactured and curated for the secular primary & middle school curriculum; and then they all got busy with their preferred worldly education. The sad fact remains that they have completely ignored tons of data and facts in their own backyard and never bothered to brush it up on their own. Now that they are back with so-called wisdom, they liberally comment on these extremely serious matters, only to show their pathetic ignorance.
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I started keeping the tribe of Sickularatti ISI at a safe distance now and never indulge in a debate with these people. I realized that it is a futile exercise to debate with these "useful innocents". Knowing that they also care for India as much as I do, I am sure they will come back one day, on their own - that would be my idea of "ghar-wapsi" in true sense of the word.


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Absolute contempt & disregard for any facts and data, based on genuine & verified sources is the single-most dangerous character of these "useful innocents". Oh, that also reminds me, ISI tribe strongly believes & draws wisdom from "peer-reviewed" (JSTOR) literature. I find this "peer-reviewed" concept very funny and amusing. This is typical OxBridge ivy league culture: "you-scratch-mine-I-scratch-yours" - that our ISI conveniently imbibed from the west and have now got so used to - basically, a very convenient & "please-all" kind of happy social network. I have already discussed this subject at length in another post titled: 

The problem lies somewhere in the judgement and understanding of Politics - coupled with English education, populated with ‘Secular’ & ‘Curated’ Curriculum, English MSM that constantly feed them with some 'junk' all the time and finally, complete disconnect with the Ground (मिट्टी) - a deadly combo that makes one an esteemed ISI - a truly Patriotic Indian but at the same time, an Useful Idiot.

This tribe of ISI have been literally following & worshiping the band of paid-media-celebs, few of these leading flames are included in the pic below, who have been reduced to 'Supari Journalists' in the current scenario.



The ISI Sickularatti typically would read up stuff like:

Most extremists in India are not Muslim – they are Hindu

"The media has misleadingly conflated terrorism with Islam. But don't expect Narendra Modi or his ministers to clear up such misconceptions." ~ Aakar Patel

We have already discussed in detail the job of these 'Supari Journalists' in another old post titled: Of Distortians, Intellectuals and Spin-Doctors

On a concluding and positive note: This ISI tribe is so minuscule and so insignificant that it would hardly affect the fabric of this great nation - beautifully explained here in this piece by N Muthuraman:

Does the Nation Really Want To Know?



  • "On any given night, less than 4 lakh Indians watch this show! Yes, you read it right. Less than 4 lakh people!
  • Next time when you watch Arnab Goswami (or Barkha Dutt or Sardesai or any other English news anchor), bear this simple fact in mind – that their reach is 0.033% of the population!
  • Remember, these are the ones who made fun of 31% voteshare! For all you know, this is their way of keeping themselves relevant in public discourse!"

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These lines are dedicated to Secular Historians:

रामचन्द्र कह गए सिया से ,
ऐसा कलयुग आएगा ,
नेहरू नेहरू करता मूरख ,
 रामचन्द्र कहलायेगा ।

Friday, April 10, 2015

MUDRA - Funding the Unfunded

Pradhan Mantri MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) Yojana


Mudra Innovation may Prove a Game Changer

By: Shri S Gurumurthy | Published: 10th April 2015


http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Mudra-Innovation-may-Prove-a-Game-Changer/2015/04/10/article2757174.ece
Pic Credit: The New Indian Express

In the above article published in TNIE today, Shri S Gurumurthy (SG) analyses MUDRA Yojana. Drawing here some key points form this article and listing them here for easy understanding of MUDRA:

First, the background with some numbers:
  1. Corporate Sector in India accounts for just 15% of India’s GDP.
  2. 50% of India’s GDP comes from non-Corporate or Informal Sector = 'Small and Micro Businesses’ (SMB)
  3. Corporate sector accounts for just about 10% of the total Jobs.
  4. 90% of the Jobs come from non-Corporate or Informal Sector.
  5. There are about 5.8.Crore (58 Million) 'Small and Micro Businesses' that actually drive the Indian economy
  6. These 'Small and Micro Businesses’ employ about 12.8 Crore of India’s total working population.
  7. Corporate Sector employs totally about 1.25 Crore.
  8. The value addition produced by 'Small and Micro Businesses’ (SMB) is about 55% as compared to 36% Value Addition of gross fixed assets produced by the Corporates.
  9. As much as two-thirds of these 58 Million SMB are run by SC, ST & OBC and more than Half come from Rural areas.
  10. 'Small and Micro Businesses’ that: a) employ 10 Times more than the Corporates, b) Contribute 35% more to GDP, c) Produce 20% more value addition; gets just about 4% of its total Credit requirement met by Banks. For the remaining 96% credit needs, they have to depend on money lenders with extortionate rate of interest. And yet, they come out looking much better across various indicators than the Corporates.  
So, to sum it up, 90% of jobs, 50% of India’s GDP & 20% more value addition comes from the non-corporate or informal sector (SMB), that has been completely ignored and gone unnoticed by the Banking and Finance sector, who spend 96% of their funds to finance the Corporates. Hence,

MUDRA: Funding the Unfunded ! sabka saath, sabka vikas


What is MUDRA all about? MUDRA is not a conventional bank that would start giving direct credit to these SMB, but a well thought out policy blue print, under the newly constructed Niti Aayog. This is basically a Credit delivery mechanism to reach out to the Geographically and Demographically backward part of India. MUDRA is purely an India-centric concept, has no precedent anywhere and based on Niti Aayog adopted theme of “what works in and for India”. MUDRA seeks to fertilise the Bottom-of-Pyramid (BoP) of the economy.

Quoting Shri SG: "The MUDRA yojana is an endeavour to give a policy orientation to the largest and yet neglected segment of the national economy to bring it within the orbit of organised economy. "

Some key points of MUDRA as elaborated in the article are as follows:
  • MUDRA is not a Bank but a Refinance institution.
  • MUDRA will register & regulate State and National level lenders.
  • These lenders will in turn register small “Last Mile Financiers” (LMF).
  • LMF will be in the form of local post-offices or lenders, who are already lending to SMB.
  • State and National level lenders will then refinance these LMF.
LMF will be the key players in this scheme as they will connect with SMB directly at the local level. MUDRA will integrate these non-formal LMF with National lenders to deliver formal credit to the SMB.

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Here is a You Tube video presentation of MUDRA Yojana:





Monday, March 30, 2015

बस कर, अब रुलाएगा क्या?



 
दिल्ली वालों, अब बस भी करो - इनसे ना हो पायेगा । 
और नहीं झेला जाता इस रोज-रोज की "आप-नौटंकी" को । 

श्री अरविन्द केजरीवाल जी और उनके राजनैतिक गठबंधन "आम आदमी पार्टी" से मुझे कोई शिकायत नहीं है । ये तो जनतंत्र का नियम है जिसके चलते इस देश का कोई भी नागरिक चुनाव के लिए खड़ा हो सकता है । उसे जितना या हराना केवल जनता जनार्दन (मतदाताओं) के हाथ में होता है । हमारी शिकायत है दिल्ली के मतदाताओं से । इसीलिए ये पोस्ट हम ख़ास दिल्ली वालों को सम्बोधित करते हुए, हिंदी में लिख रहे हैं । 

हमने आपको बहुत समझाने की कोशिश की थी । राष्ट्रीय अखबारों और टीवी में ना सही (वो तो कांग्रेस के हाथों बिके हुए थे) लेकिन इंटरनेट  के माध्यम से और विभिन्न प्रादेशिक हिंदी पत्र-पत्रिकाओं में लम्बे-छोटे लेख लिखे थे । ब्लॉग पोस्ट, फेसबुक और ट्विटर के माध्यम से हमने आपको ना केवल सामान्य जानकारी प्रदान करी, लेकिन इनकी (आम आदमी पार्टी) आतंरिक गतिविधियों, परिस्थिति और राजनीतिक परिपेक्ष से भी अवगत कराते हुए पूर्ण रूप से आपको सचेत भी किया था । हमने ये भी सोचा के दिल्ली के नागरिक अति-व्यस्तता के कारण लम्बे लेख ना पढ़ पाएँ, इसलिए इसी ब्लॉग पर, चुनाव के ठीक एक-दो दिन पहले, फ़ोटो के माध्यम से आपको इस 'आप' नामक नौटंकी के सारे रूप भी दिखाए थे । 

फोटो-ब्लॉग के माध्यम से हमने:
- आपको इनके ख़ास मित्रों से परिचित कराया । 
- इनके पुराने ड्रामेबाज़ होने के बारे में बताया ।
- इनके 'सेक्युलर' ढोंगीपन की बात की ।
- इनके पुराने ४९-दिनों के विफल शासन-काल और शासन-प्रणाली से अवगत कराया । 
-  इन आम आदमी के रंगों से परिचित कराया । 
- ये भी बताया कि ये मीडिया के लाडले हैं ।          



लेकिन आपको तो एक बार फिर से "सेक्युलर" सरकार की धुन सवार हो चुकी थी, जो आप लोग पिछले पैंसठ वर्ष से लगातार देख ही रहे हैं । और ये संकल्प आपने पहली बार नहीं लेकिन दूसरी बार, वो भी उनकी पिछली '४९-दिन' की विफलता देखने के पश्चात, पूरी सोच-समझ, होशो-हवास और चिंतन के बाद ही लिया । हमें इस बात पर बेहद आश्चर्य, आक्रोश और निराशा हुई है - दिल्ली के मतदाताओं से । आपको एक बार फिर वही गलती दोहराने की सज़ा तो मिलनी ही थी । आपने ये जो 'सेक्युलर सरकार' का विष-पान किया है, और जिस संख्या में इनको जिताया है, जहां आपने विपक्ष की कोई गुंजाइश ही नहीं छोड़ी, उसका हर्जाना तो आपको भुगतना ही पड़ेगा । 

यानी कि पूरे पांच साल तक इस "नौटंकी-सरकार" के शासन काल को भुगतना पड़ेगा और उसमे सड़ना पड़ेगा । 


हाँ, शुक्र है कि इस सब के चलते (यानि की दिल्ली सरकार के शासन काल के अंतर्गत) आप दिल्ली-वाले, 'केंद्रीय सरकार' के बहुत करीब हैं और ये आपके लिए एक बहुत बड़ी मदद साबित हो सकती है । 
या तो ऊपर वाला या फिर केंद्रीय सरकार, ये ही अब आपका कुछ भला कर सकते हैं ।

हम आपको एक बार फिर ये आश्वासन देना चाहेंगे कि आज भी, इस कठिन एवं बुरे समय में, हम आपके साथ हैं और हमारी पूरी सहानुभूति आपके साथ है । हम आपका दर्द समझते हैं और उम्मीद करते हैं कि इस देश के बाकी नागरिक और मतदाता आपसे और आपके गलत निर्णय से एक बहुत बड़ा राजनैतिक सबक लेंगे । दिल्ली वालों ने इस देश को ये राजनीतिक सबक और दिशा दिखाने में जो अहम भूमिका अदा की है, उसके लिए ये देश आपका हमेशा के लिए आभारी रहेगा ।      

हम इस मसले को और आगे ना बढ़ाते हुए यहीं समाप्त करते हैं । नहीं तो हमारे 'मित्र' बोलेंगे -
"बस कर , अब रुलाएगा क्या?"
 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

USCIRF: Watchdog for 'International Religious Freedom'



Caution: Longform.

This is in continuation of the earlier post Allow us to visit India: U.S. panel on religious freedom, in which we discussed the 'Hit-Job' Journalism by 'The Hindu' through a Story and a Dummy 'Telehone' Interview by Narayan Lakshman with Ms. Katrina Lantos-Swett, Chairperson of the U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Basically it was a generous 'service' provided by 'The Hindu' to 'USCIRF', the sole objective of which was attracting the attention of Indian Government, seeking an invite for USCIRF Team to visit India and for The Hindu to continue target Prime Minister Mr. Modi.

This kind of 'Slave-Journalism' practiced by The Hindu is not something new and it can be better understood given Kasturi & Sons announces Voluntary Retirement Scheme to its employees with 40+ years of age and 10+ years of service.

“This initiative is consistent with our commitment to ensuring a performance-oriented culture within KSL,” the statement said.” (Again, smart use of English there – please read it as “Cost Cutting” in crude & honest English)

Clearly coffers are drying up after the change of UPA Government at Centre and hence all the more reasons to resort to these extra-curricular activities in journalism called as 'Paid News' -
"It’s not that everything is bad, but on the core issues of the idea of India, on secularism, he does not respect the cultures of others"

Coming back to USCIRF.

Quoting from “Message from the Chair':

Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair
“USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan, federal body created through the enactment of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA). Our Commission uses international standards to monitor the conditions abroad of religious freedom or belief and makes recommendations to the President, Secretary of State and Congress to enhance this precious right.”

There is a reason why I 'flag' this text here as we will revisit this at the end of the post.

So who actually constitutes the USCIRF?

There are these 'Super-Nine' Commissioners who head operations at this organisation. To understand the core, it is very important to have them listed here with their micro-profiles (for a more detailed profile, please follow their individual pages linked to respective names) – Emphasis with Links is mine:

Commissioners at USCIRF
Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair: As President and CEO, the Lantos Foundation has quickly become a distinguished and respected voice on many key human rights concerns ranging from rule of law in Russia and Internet freedom in closed societies to the on-going threat of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
Dr. Robert P. George, Vice Chair: McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.
Dr. James J. Zogby, Vice Chair: Founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, D.C.-based organization which serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community. Appointed by: Barack Obama.
Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, Commissioner: President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) based in Phoenix, Arizona. A devout Muslim, he and his family have strong ties to the American Muslim community having helped lead mosques in Wisconsin, Arkansas, Virginia and Arizona.
Professor Mary Ann Glendon, Commissioner: Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Has represented the Holy See at various conferences including the 1995 U.N. Women’s conference in Beijing where she headed the Vatican delegation.
Dean Eric P. Schwartz, Commissioner: Was Washington Director of the human rights organization Asia Watch (now known as Human Rights Watch-Asia). From 2006 through 2009, he directed the Connect U.S. Fund, a multi-foundation – NGO collaborative seeking to promote responsible U.S. engagement overseas, and which included the Hewlett Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Open Society Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Mott Foundation. Appointed by: Barack Obama.
Dr. Daniel I. Mark, Commissioner: An assistant professor of political science at Villanova University, ... He also works with the Tikvah Fund in New York and has taught at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.
Rev. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., Commissioner: Entered the Jesuits in 1962 and was ordained in 1974. A Senior Analyst for the National Catholic Reporter, a position he has held since 2014. Appointed by: Barack Obama.
Hannah Rosenthal, Commissioner: CEO and president of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

That was quite an introduction of a highly decorated 'Band-of-9 Commissioners' fighting for 'International Religious Freedom'. Of course, they are well educated and am sure must be highly competent at their jobs.

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Now having looked at the current Orientation, and in order to have a more balanced view & clear understanding of what actually USCIRF represents, stands & fights for, let us now briefly go through the past Commissioners as well. Former Commissioners are listed here. Let us review & sample some of these fine people who fought so hard for this noble cause of 'International Religious Freedom' across the world over all these years, since 1999 (emphasis is mine):

Dr. Khaled M. Abou El Fadl: Commissioner 2003-2007, Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, was appointed by President George W. Bush.

Dr. Laila Al-Marayati: Commissioner 1999-2001 A physician, past president of the Muslim Women's League. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton.

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput: Commissioner 2003-2007 Rev. Chaput, the Archbishop of Denver, was appointed by President George W. Bush.

Imam Talal Y. Eid: Commissioner 2007-2011 President George W. Bush appointed Imam Eid to the Commission in 2007. He is Founder and Executive/Religious Director of the Islamic Institute of Boston.

Dr. Azizah al-Hibri: Commissioner 2011-2013, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. al-Hibri in 2011 to the Commission. Dr. al-Hibri is a Professor, Emerita at the T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond. She is also founder and chair of Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick: Commissioner 1999-2001 Cardinal McCarrick, who was the Cardinal of Newark, New Jersey, and became Archbishop of Washington. He is now Archbishop Emeritus of Washington.

Most Reverend William Francis Murphy: Commissioner 2001-2003 Appointed by President George W. Bush, Bishop Murphy was Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, while he served on the Commission.

Most Reverend Ricardo Ramirez: Commissioner 2003-2007 Rev. Ramirez, the Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Leila Nadya Sadat: Commissioner 2001-2003 A professor of law at Washington University School of Law, in St. Louis, Ms. Sadat was appointed by then-House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt.

Dr. Shirin Raziuddin Tahir-Kheli: Commissioner 2001-2003, appointed to the Commission by President George W. Bush.

Preeta Bansal: Commissioner 2003-2009, Commission Chair 2004-2005, Commission Vice Chair 2007-2008. Preeta Bansal is HSBC Holdings’ global general counsel for litigation and regulatory affairs.

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Here is what some say about the appointments of Commissioners at USCIRF by the POTUS:

Obama Appoints a Jesuit to Commission on Religious Freedom


Obama Appoints Jesuit

"If you know anything about Jesuits, you know they are the enemy of any religious freedom. "

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OBSERVATIONS: Having gone through & screened each and every name of all the past & present Commissioners of USCIRF and their respective profiles, we can firmly conclude as follows:
  1. The constitution & selection of Commissioners at USCIRF is highly twisted and blatantly discriminated against every religion other than Abrahamic religions - Christianity, Judaism and a bit of Islam.
  2. Basically it is the Judeo-Christian orientation at the helm that actually monitors 'International Religious Freedom'.
  3. A token representation from Muslims is practiced, probably due to geo-political considerations, whereby Imams and Islamic scholars are directly inducted & appointed by none other than the President of USA.
  4. USCIRF Mandate: Only the Abrahamic religions that are supposed to be under threat, must be protected and allowed to be practiced FREE from interference by World-politics & Societies.
  5. All other religions and faiths (Dharmic & non-Abrahamic) are not even worth the trouble, since members from any of these Faiths and Religions have never made it as Commissioners at USCIRF.
  6. The only Hindu name of Preeta Bansal noticed in the long list of past Commissioners comes from the corporate background - HSBC Holdings, nothing to do with her Religious or Ethnic background or concerns. Incidentally, as Commissioner (Chair) in 2005, on behalf of USCIRF, Preeta Bansal had opposed the visit of Narendra Modi to USA.
  7. Hindu American Foundation (HAF): There has never been a member from Hindu religious community as Commissioner at USCIRF. HAF represents the Hindu American diaspora in USA, having its offices right there in Washington, since its inception in 2003.
Let us now go back to read the fine Message from the Chair again: introduction of USCIRF and the words used there seem to lose their meaning completely and they sound so hollow and misleading – words like:
“independent, bipartisan, federal body,...
...monitor the conditions abroad of religious freedom or belief ...”

There is an ocean of atrocious literature in the form of Annual Reports on India but that is all that, 'atrocity literature' : anti-India and anti-Hindu to the core.

‘We were denied visa by India’

HT Political Bureau,
Hindustan Times, New Delhi| Updated: Jun 19, 2009 01:34 IST

Since 2001, USCIRF has been desperately trying to make attempts at visiting India but both NDA & UPA Governments have consistently denied Travel Visa to the Team of USCIRF.

In the absence of a Visa to visit India, USCIRF have no other option but to employ, fund, cultivate and seek the help of various anti-India organisations, groups and people, from India – mostly Evangelist NGOs, Human Rights Advocacy groups and 'Paid-Media', to build up reams of atrocity literature year-on-year. Some of the past performers from India at the theatres of USCIRF are:

Kamal Mitra Chenoy (Picture Credit: India Facts)

John Dayal (Picture Credit: India Facts)


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Finally, in order to understand as to why Obama makes strong pitch for religious freedom amid 'ghar wapsi' backdrop almost at the end of his fabulous India trip, I refer to the “Message from the Chair” once again; that includes “makes recommendations to the President, Secretary of State and Congress to enhance this precious right.”

CONCLUSION



It is none other than the USCIRF, a bunch of Commissioners from Abrahamic religious faith and background, who actually advice the President of United States of America on matters relating to International Diplomacy, Policy & Security under the garb of 'International Religious Freedom'.

Recommendations to USCIRF:
  1. Stop fooling the world in the name of 'International Religious Freedom' (IRF) and change the name of your Commission to something like “United States Commission on Protection of Judeo-Christian Faith” - USCPJCF.
  2. Stay clear of India – Christians and Muslims of India are Indians first. We have our own internal problems but we do know how to protect our religious and cultural diversity. Idea of India is not about Uniformity but about “Peaceful Co-existence”.
  3. India & its people have understood your corrupt practices, funding patterns in the name of Social Service, Environment & Human Rights advocacy.

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