3. Biju Mathew3.1 He is Assistant Professor of Business at the Rider University. He describes his work as follows:
3.2 Thus, we are not provided with any information about the professional interest in business studies of Mathew. However, from the above it is quite clear that he has an obsessive interest in Hindutva.
3.4 While the Nazi's crimes against humanity have been well documented and commented upon, there is very little mention about the role of the Communists in this respect. A study done by some French writers has documented the infamous history of communism in the places where they were in power. This book was translated into English under the title "The Black Book of Communism - Crimes, Terrors, Repression" and published by the Harvard University Press in 1999.
3.5 The writers have also clearly shown that the devastation done by the communist rulers was justified in terms of their ideology, and not as mere acts of individuals. For example, immediately after the Bolshevik revolution, a large number of so-called bourgeoisie and so-called kulaks were killed. This was rationalised on the grounds that to create an egalitarian social order, the society will have to be first cleansed of elements who would probably come in the way. This is similar to the argument by label mentioned at the beginning.
3.6 Stalin, Lenin and Mao are guilty of overseeing the deaths of millions of their own countrymen. It was not merely the deaths caused by erroneous policies implemented in the name of communism, for example man-made famine. But, it was also murder of a large number of political opponents. No communist anywhere in the world is asked to dwell upon such crimes against humanity. But, these same communist will hold forth against allegations of similar misdeeds of others.
3.7 The various communist parties in India have portraits of people like Lenin and Stalin prominently displayed in their offices. Their public meetings have huge cut-outs of such persons in the background. It is a tragedy of discourse in India that no one has ever questioned these parties for such a blatant display of persons who have to be discussed only in terms of their record of crimes against humanity. And it is the same persons who hurl accusations of fascism, etc., against their opponents.
3.8 It needs to be mentioned that the communists in India supported the creation of Pakistan, and went further to say that India should be divided into 19 nations. During the Chinese attack on India in 1962, the same communists also supported the actions of Mao, and went on to say that Chairman Mao was their chairman too!
3.9 Mathew's links with the Communists
in India is further reinforced given the fact that the press conference
in Delhi to release Report was organised by SAHMAT, a well-known communist
organisation. It was founded in 1989, in memory of Safdar Hashmi, who was
an activist in the labour movement. He was killed by what the communists
allege to be a mob hired by the Congress party. Strangely enough the communists
and the Congress party are in active collaboration in the political field
against the Hindutva ideology.