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WHAT CHURCHES CAN DO TODAY FOR INDIA

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On last Christmas, Dec 25 2021, the government of India barred other Teresa’s operations of serving poor in India from receiving any donations from your churches or any other foreign entity. Mother Teresa won a Nobel Peace Prize for her selfless work running homes for people who are dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis.

On Christmas Eve, Hindu extremists burned effigies of Santa Claus and disrupted church services and Nativity plays, and vandalized statues of Jesus.

The New York Times estimates that there are 30 million Christians in India who are being attacked regularly while RSS-BJP led government remains silent or complicit.

India is a beautiful country, with a lovely culture, where Hindus, Muslims, and Christians have lived together for centuries. It now the only country in the world with two genocide alerts. India is falling apart at the hands of the extremists who praise the killer of Gandhi and where Hitler enjoys popularity, according to an Israeli essay. These extremists want to establish a Hindu only country. They are perhaps the reason why India today, is rated as the most racist country in the world according to the Washington Post. Amnesty was forced to leave India8 and other human rights activists are attacked so no one can dare to raise their voice.

BJP government is behind the thugs on the street. Its leaders are members of RSS whose member killed Gandhi.

Twitter Accounts to follow to learn more: @zoo_bear @asfreeasjafri @amit_tushar @darab_farooqui @RanaAyyub @theWire_in @ TheQuint @john_prabhudoss @Hindus4HR @SaveIndiaOrg @JFAOrg

  1. https://www.npr.org/2021/12/28/1068500102/india-blocks-foreign-funding-for-mother-teresas-charity
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/22/world/asia/india-christians-attacked.html
  3. GenocideWatch.org
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/world/asia/india-gandhi-nathuram-godse.html
  5. Hitler’s Hindus: The Rise and Rise of India’s Nazi-loving Nationalists
  6. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/05/15/a-fascinating-map-of-the-worlds-most-and-least-racially-tolerantcountries/?noredirect=on
  7. https://www.amnesty.org/en/petition/protect-our-human-rights-work-in-india/
  8. https://thewire.in/rights/speaking-up-is-not-anti-national-global-groups-condemn-attacks-on-indias-rights-defenders
  9. https://thewire.in/media/dangerous-country-for-journalists-india-ranks-142-on-world-press-freedom-index
  10. https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/503154-mexico-afghanistan-india-lead-as-45-journalists-killed-globally-in-2021-ipi.html

Indian Media:

Very little media in India now is free and balanced. That is the reason India is rated at 142nd level when it comes to media freedom by Reporters without Border. India along with Afghanistan and Mexico are currently the three deadliest countries for journalists to work in. Here is our short list: Foundation for Independent Journalism or TheWire.inthequint.com/thehindu.com/dotodatabase.com These have been good in reporting internationally theguardian.com/usnytimes.comwashingtonpost.com

Books To Read:

Modi’s India: Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism Is Changing India, Angana P. Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot, Oxford University Press, 2019
I Could Not Be Hindu:The Story Of A Dalit In The Rss, Bhanwar Meghwanshi, Translated by Nivedita Menon, Navayana, 2020
Holy Science: The Biopolitics Of Hindu Nationalism, Banu Subramaniam, University of Washington Press, 2019
Islamophobia And The Politics Of Empire, by Deepa Kumar, Verso, 2021

Films:

Reason The War Between Faith And Rationality, A film by Anand Patwardhan, 2018
In The Name Of God (Ram Ke Naam): A Documentary By Anand Patwardhan, 1992

Inform Your Congregation:

Organize a Program:

Organize a learning Program on Hindutva Fascism in India.
We can assist you with speakers: SaveIndia@JusticeForAll.org

Exhibit: Request to borrow an exhibit on the plight of minorities in India: SaveIndia@JusticeForAll.org

Reports on India:

Learn about the Nazification of India from an Israeli paper
Ask us for more readings on this topic: SaveIndia@JusticeForAll.org
Use our upcoming Nazification of India educational report. Look for its release soon.

Brief Leaders:

  • SIGN UP FOR ADVOCACY MEETINGS
  • Take a delegation to brief your Congressperson and Senators about what is happening in India.
  • Ask them to write to the US state department to accept recommendations of the US bipartisan congressional commission
    called USCIRF to put sanctions on individuals who are involved in attacking Christians and other minorities.
  • How we can help:
    • We can provide you a memo for your elected leaders which you can use as is or modify.
    • We can join you if you wish in the meeting

About Justice For All

An NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations (DPI), Justice for All is an Illinois registered nonprofit organization based in Chicago, with staff in Washington DC, New York, Boston, Houston, Toronto, and Ottawa. The organization, which was incorporated in 1999, grew out of advocacy efforts on the human rights abuses experienced in Bosnia and later Kosovo during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. At that time, it was instrumental in shaping the discourse around the ‘genocide’ debate and campaigned to declare rape as a war crime in international law. 27 E. Monroe St. #700, Chicago, IL 60603 • (312) 750-1178 • SaveIndia@JusticeForAll.org KashmirAction.org • SaveUighur.org • BurmaTaskForce • StopGenocide.org • FaithCoalition.org

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