RSS, The Killers of Gandhi Run India Today
The convicted killer of Mahatma Gandhi was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS, as it is known in India. RSS based its ideology on the ideas of racial purity preached by German Nazis and fascists in the 1930s and 40s. During World War II, the RSS openly supported Adolf Hitler. Its agenda was, and remains the same: To turn India into a Hindu nation, marked by the cultural and political hegemony of upper caste Hindus i.e. Indo-Aryans. RSS is a bit like SS of Nazi Germany, only more powerful, semi-secret, and extremely dangerous with trained 600,000 paramilitary members, and some 57,000 branches across the country. They run schools where millions of students study.
The RSS has been banned four times in India, but is now the de facto power that runs India. The RSS is the parent of all the organizations known as the “Sangh Parivar.” Members of these organizations have been implicated in mass killings, forced conversions5, inciting riots, and in bombing churches and mosques.
The RSS is the parent organization of the BJP, the party which currently rules India. Today, the Indian President and the Prime Minister, both are card-carrying members of the fascist RSS. The current chief of RSS, Mohan Madhukar Bhagwat served as the commander of RSS militia training for years before becoming its “Supreme Leader.” The government of India now provides the RSS chief with round-the-clock security cover.4 It is the same level of security provided to the Indian Prime Minister and the President.
Call Congress to Stop fascism in India using our free calling tool below or schedule a meeting with your elected officials
We need you to meet with your local congress representatives.
- Don’t know who he/she is? Visit: https://www.house.gov/
- Call the district office to make an appointment. You can ask for a meeting at their district office or D.C. office.
- Work with organizations in the area advocating for minority rights in India. [Suggestions: Indian American Muslim Council, Ambedkar Society, local Sikh organizations/ communities, and others. Include allies from other communities as well.]
- Once scheduled, understand what your ‘asks’ are, prepare the talk/ presentation you will be giving, and make sure to introduce each member of your team. Take the contact info of staffers you spoke with and make sure to ask when a good time to follow up would be!
- Download, customize and print the files (L1), (L2), (L3) below. Together, these three make the recommended advocacy pack. Sign, place in a folder and take with you.
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Call your elected officials and urge them to act on India. RSS must be stopped.
Here’s what you should say:
“As a constituent, I am very concerned with the rise of fascism in India. The killers of Gandhi are in power. India is the only country in the world with two genocide alerts. I would like my elected official to consider the following steps:
- Write a letter to the Sec. of State asking him to convey to the Indians that the brutal repression of protests be stopped immediately, and internet blockades be lifted.
- Introduce a resolution asking that the RSS, and its American front non-profit organizations be thoroughly investigated and be declared as extremist & terrorist organizations.
We appreciate the work that you have put into furthering Human Rights issues in different parts of the world and in the United States.”