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“Warning: Canada is at Risk from an Indian Movement Spreading Hatred and Victimizing Religious Minorities: The ‘Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’ (RSS) and its Global Reach”.

Canada shouldn’t allow a movement originating from India that disseminates hate and victimizes religious minority groups to entrench itself in this country. This is an increasing influence/ threat from the ‘movement’ spearheaded by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), closely linked to BJP government in India; that promotes discrimination against minority religious groups at home and abroad. RSS poses a major challenge to Canadian human rights, tolerance & multiculturalism commitments. Its activists also created law and order situation in UK and other countries. The outfit is seeking to shrink space for Muslims and other minorities in Western capitals. RSS network has not only roots in Canada but is also extending its global outreach while propagating far right views in various ways. A recent report has confirmed RSS elements spreading hatred of Muslims in UK under the garb of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) organization. Presence/ entrenchment of RSS and its affiliates in Canada has already resulted in a litany of Islamophibic, anti-Sikh, and casteist incidents in Canada.

Such incidents resemble communal tensions being exploited/ exacerbated by RSS in India. Hindutva movement by RSS and its large network of affiliates (Sangh Parivar) trying to present its agenda ‘as agenda of all global Hindus’. This is both impossible and completely false. Electoral success of BJP and its deep ties with RSS helped smuggle Hindutva’s discriminatory vision to world’s diverse religions from ‘margins to the mainstream’ with devastating results. RSS antagonism against Muslims, Sikhs, Christians & Dalits became socially legitimized, emboldened & now threatens to destabilize Indian’s large diaspora both here in Canada & elsewhere. Canadian leaders should not allow individuals/ organizations pushing Hindutva vision of India – a supremacist vision discriminating against minorities leading to mass bloodshed – entrench themselves in this country. Extremist outfit’s presence will perpetuate supremacist ideologies, and would antagonize relations between large faith-based communities in Canada.


India Ranked Most Dangerous Country in the World for Women, Europeans Speak Out About Hindu Men’s Filthy Mentality!”

Despite the perception of India being an incredibly beautiful and diverse destination, there is a dark underbelly that is growing in the country. From the reports of tourists from Europe, the vast majority of whom are female, we have come to know that India is one of the most dangerous countries for women in the world.

Reports of Hindu men using fun as a garb to grope women and girls, and the overall ‘filthy’ mentality of Hindu men, have all contributed to the dismal, and deeply concerning, safety situation for female visitors in India.

Celebrating Women’s Day: Afghan Broadcaster Hosts Historic All-Female Panel to Discuss Women’s Rights!

On International Women’s Day, Tolo News aired a special broadcast featuring an all-female panel and audience. This is a rare feat since the Taliban takeover, which resulted in the loss of jobs for many female journalists who either left the profession or worked off-air.

Asma Khogyani, a journalist on the panel, discussed the position of women in Islam, asserting that they have the right to work and be educated. The survey by Reporters Without Borders in 2021 showed that over 75% of female journalists had lost their jobs due to the Taliban’s rule.

The panel on Wednesday evening wore masks to protect themselves, a reminder of the challenges female journalists are still facing in Afghanistan.

The Taliban last year restricted most girls from high school, women from university and stopped most Afghan female NGO workers.

Another panellist, former university professor Zakira Nabil said women would continue to find ways to learn and work. “Whether you want it or not, women exist in this society … if it’s not possible to get an education at school, she will learn knowledge at home,” she told the panel.

Due to growing restrictions as well as the country’s severe economic crisis, the International Labour Organisation said female employment had fallen 25 per cent last year since mid-2021. It added that more women were turning to self-employed work such as tailoring at home.

On Wednesday, the United Nations Mission to Afghanistan urged the Taliban to lift their restrictions on the rights of girls and women, describing them as “distressing.” The Taliban have claimed that they are honoring women’s rights in line with their interpretation of Islamic law and Afghan culture. Moreover, an official committee had been established to examine the perceived issues in order to reopen girls’ schools.

“Dangerous Dysfunction: Ignoring Indian Safety Protocols to Uncover the Truth Behind ‘Accidental’ Launch of Nuclear-Capable Missile.”

Indian terming the incident as an” accidental launch” and sacking of three Air Force Officers being negligent is itself evidence against Indian ineptness and non-serious attitude in dealing with highly lethal weapons. Indian side has been deflecting demands of joint/impartial inquiry fearing unearthing of myriad technical blunders on its part. As per Joint Doctrine for the Indian Armed Forces – 2017, authorization for the launch of nuclear weapons can only be done by the PM who heads India’s Nuclear Command Authority (NCA), whereas, so call the accidental launch of nuclear-capable BrahMos missile by low-level Indian Air force Officers in itself questions the safety & security mechanism of Indian strategic assets. The inquiry report lacks transparency for not raising the crucial question of agreed codes needed to be sent over several separate communication channels in order to ensure that the officer in charge can confirm if it is an authentic order. The Indian Army has already inducted 3 x Regiments of BrahMos along the borders with Pakistan and China.  A fourth BrahMos regiment has also been given a green light to be inducted.  The BrahMos missile crisis of March 2022 also suggests that nuclear-capable Indian missiles are already deployed in launch on command positions vis-à-vis Pakistan, hence, the move gives that impression of litmus test of checking Pakistan’s response. There is also a strong notion that India may be drifting away from its No First Use Doctrine. Coupled with large missile inventory and Ballistic Missile Defence System (BMD), BrahMos could provide a false sense of security and tempt India to consider a disarming first strike against Pakistan in the future. Intent of BrahMos Strike, Testing Pakistan’s deterrence capacity and looking for ways to uncover gaps in Pakistan’s military and nuclear policy.

Court Sentences Indian Army Captain to Life in Prison for Cold-Blooded Killing in Shopian!

The trial of an Indian Army captain for an alleged cold-blooded encounter in Shopian, Jammu, and Kashmir, has finally reached its verdict, with the Court awarding life imprisonment for the crime. The sentencing of the captain has stirred up deep emotions among the people of India, largely due to the fact that it was an extra-judicial killing. The incident which took place in April 2018 sent shockwaves through the nation as it raised serious questions about the government’s ability to reign in the army and protect its citizens. This case has also become a major issue in the ongoing Kashmir conflict, with many people pointing to it as an example of the state’s abuse of power.

On 13th February 2020, the Chief Judicial Magistrate Shopian, Rajouri District Court awarded Indian Army Captain Bhoopendra Singh Tomar with life imprisonment for his involvement in a cold-blooded encounter in Shopian on the 3rd of April 2019. The encounter took the life of three civilians – Shabir Ahmad Mir, Tariq Ahmad Sheikh, and Suhail Javed Lone.

The court found Captain Tomar guilty of attacking the three young men and shooting them in cold blood during a nighttime ‘cordon and search operation at Moolu village. All three of them succumbed to their injuries and were declared dead on arrival at the district hospital.

The court noted that the three civilians were shot and killed in spite of not offering resistance or having any criminal history as per the district police records. They were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time and were tragically caught in an encounter conducted by the Indian Army without any accountability.

The court’s decision came on the heels of a probe initiated by the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission. The commission had sought an investigation into the matter after receiving multiple complaints from locals and civil society activists. This is a landmark judgment as the local civil court in the Shopian district has now officially held an army Captain responsible for his actions during the encounter.

The Indian Army, in the past, has been notorious for its immunity from civil laws, and this judgment serves as a reminder that no one is above the law and perpetrators of such brutal crimes will be dragged to the court of law and punished accordingly.

This judgment is likely to have a wider impact as the Indian Army will be re-evaluating its cordon and search operations across the country to ensure that civilians are not harmed in the line of duty. Additionally, this judgment will also lay an important example to the international community that India takes such crimes of human rights and violations in a war zone seriously and will not hesitate to punish perpetrators.

The families of the three young men killed in the encounter will hope for closure after the judgment and will hope for peace and justice for all other human rights victims in India.