Hindu Vivek Kendra

10. Sources of information for the Report

10.1 It is interesting that the information about the various Sangh organisations contained in the Report has come from the websites maintained by them. Thus, what is in public domain is what is stated in the Report. They did not have to go away from their computers to access the data that they needed. Is it not strange that organisations that have an intention of indulging in vandalism should be so open about their data? Or is it that the data is perverted in a manner which the authors of the Report wish to convey?

10.2 We guess that the arrogance of the authors of the Report cannot stoop to the level of not examining the case of the persons/organisations that they have labelled as convicts. True revolutionaries no longer have the luxury of undertaking a showcase trial, as Lenin, Stalin and Mao could have done. They have to make a pretence of being fair. So, they have to resort to equally abhorrent methods of distortion to achieve their goal.

10.3 One can also look at the various non-Sangh sources that they quote. It can be quite easily established that each of them is based on an ideology which is opposed to that of the Sangh. For example, the ideological orientation of the editorial policy of The Hindu (head quarters in Chennai) is set by N Ram, an avowed Marxist. As stated earlier, the editor of Outlook wants the journalists to become activists to dislodge the BJP government in Delhi.

10.4 The Report takes quotes from various so-called human rights organisations. While they have highlighted about non-Hindu victims in various riots and incidences of violence, they are invariably quiet when the non-Hindus are the aggressors, as in case of Islamic terrorists all over the country, and the Christian-supported terrorists in the North-East. Furthermore, they refuse to take serious cognisance of the plight of the Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Fiji, etc.

10.5 As mentioned above, Prashad wrote that he and Mathew have been investigating for a decade the source of funding of the Sangh from the Indian Diaspora. He says that they kept a track of both legal and illegal sources. The Report makes no mention of any special information that is available with them on the illegal sources, and the legal sources are those available from the websites of the various organisations mentioned in the Report. Quite a small amount of 'findings' for two people who spent ten years on the job.

10.6 But did they really spend this much amount of time? In the FAQ on the Saffron Dollar Project, the answer to the first question gives some different answer.

· Q 1. Who is involved in the Campaign to Stop Funding Hate? Where do your funds come from?

· We are a diverse group of people of Indian origin living and working in India, United States, and Europe. We found each other - via the internet and through personal contacts - in the aftermath of the Gujarat riots earlier this year. Among us there are professionals, teachers and students belonging to various faiths and political persuasions. We contribute personal time and money to this work and do not accept any institutional funding from anywhere. We are bound by one common goal: an India without hatred, where people are not persecuted because of their faith or political beliefs.

10.7 So we have a disparate group of people who did not know each other earlier and it was the Gujarat riots that got them together. And about not accepting institutional funding, we guess that this does not include Sabrang.