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An upcoming global conference titled ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ has come under heavy social media criticism for propagating “Hindu Phobia”. The conference is co-sponsored by nearly 70 academic units from 49 universities including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, Princeton and Simon Fraser. After controversy some universities have withdraw or disassociates themselves from the event.

The title is highly objectionable itself? Do the organisers plan to rid the world of ancient pagan cultures? Inka, Maya, Egypt, Greece, Babylon… all civilisations have gone. But Hindus still exist. Hindutva is a way of Life as defined by Supreme Court of India. Hindus still chant Vedas in their Temples, still celebrate festivals, still revere great personalities from past ages and even now take more pride in being Hindu thanks to the realisation that Hindu Dharma is most profound and the best of all options. This must be painful for the enemies of Hindus & Hindu phobia Gangs. They may have felt that a clear sign is needed: Hindutva must be dismantled globally. What can Hindus do against these Converting gangs, Jihadi communities and the Lefts, who have a military-style strategy to achieve their goal by propagating false narrative of Hindus being dangerous.

Who are the Participitants ?

As per the report published in different media, The ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ event is set to see the participation of several Hinudphobic elements such as Audrey Truschke, Naxal sympathiser Anand Patwardhan and Nandini Sunder, self-proclaimed far-left journalist Neha Dixit and many others.

Audrey Truschke -  Audrey Truschke is one of the most unpopular academicians having a bad reputation for anti-Hindu propaganda and whitewashing the crimes of tyrannical Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. She is also on the advisory board of the Students Against Hindutva Ideology (SAHI). This activist body has organised the Hinduphobic ‘Holi Against Hindutva’ campaign in 2020. SAHI has worked with Stand With Kashmir (SWK), an organisation that toes the Pakistani line on Kashmir. SAHI also glorified the Islamists at the heart of the Jamia protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Anand Patwardhan - Anand Patwardhan is a self-proclaimed human rights ‘activist’ and a documentary filmmaker having a long history of propagating Hindu phobia in the name of artistic freedom. As a filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan expectedly attempted to discredit the Ram Janma Bhoomi movement in the 1990s by making several propaganda videos to indoctrinate anti-Hindu hatred in the minds of the young Indians. In 2014, Patwardhan had led a campaign against the BJP by demanding that people should vote for a “secular candidate”, to make BJP kept away from power.

Ayesha Kidwai is another left-wing ‘activist’ who will join the conference has often tried to discredit democratically elected governments in the name of fighting ‘fascism’. Ayesha was leading the campaign of signing mercy petitions for terrorists to standing in support of Kanhaiya Kumar, who is accused of organising pro-Pakistan events inside the JNU campus.

Christophe Jaffrelot is another foreign vested interest who seemingly believes that he knows India and Hindus much more than the people themselves will be in this “Dismantling Global Hindutva” conference. Jaffrelot, who writes columns for left-wing establishments in India, has been peddling pedestrian narratives against Hindu society for decades now. If you analyse his weekly columns published, the common thread after being pulled by the left-liberals in India is clearly visible. RSS, its affiliates, BJP, Hindutva, lynchings, majoritarianism, democracy, human rights are usual themes. He terms RSS as a “deep state,” and everything that is wrong with Modi’s India—the “cruelty” against Muslims and Dalits—is part of a larger design. For Jaffrelot, India is a theocratic state in the making.

Another panellist Kavita Krishnan, a politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (CPI-ML), is a hyper-activist and doubles up as a freelance protestor once in a while to support anti-India causes. Besides expressing solidarity to anti-national elements, Kavita Krishnan has a history of backing radical Islamists, fake news peddlers, and pro-Pakistan propagandists. Last year, she was exposed for standing in support of a notorious fake news peddler Mohammad Asif Khan, who has a history of propagating communally sensitive fake news.

Meena Kandasamy - Dalit “activist” Meena Kandasamy is the most befitting inclusion in the “esteemed” panel as she puts out vile and derogatory comments against Hindus on social media constantly. Most of Kandasamy’s tweets are hateful in nature, especially targeting Brahmins. Earlier Dr Gunasekharan Dharmaraja, the former husband of Meena, had said that she had filed fake harassment against him after he had filed a case on her father for attacking him. Dharmaraja had also said that Meena Kandaswamy is not even a Dalit, as she claims on social media, but a product of an inter-caste union between a man from the Andi Pandaram community, classified as MBC in Tamil Nadu, and a woman from an OBC community.

Nandini Sundar - Nandini Sundar is a professor of sociology at the Delhi School of Economics and also the wife of Siddharth Varadarajan, the founding editor of far-left Hindumisic website ‘The Wire‘. Nandini Sundar was once accused of a tribal man’s murder in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma. However, with the Congress party forming the government in Chattisgarh, Nandini Sundar was given a clean chit in the murder case. Naxal sympathiser Nandini Sundar’s hatred for Hindus was yet again evident this week when she was caught bullying a book store to de-shelve Garuda Prakashan’s book on Delhi’s Anti-Hindu Riots.

Neha Dixit - Neha Dixit, a “journalist” associated with leftist media outlets like ‘The Wire’ and ‘Caravan’, is also a perfect choice as the guest speaker in the Hinduphobic event given her rich history in peddling anti-Hindu propaganda. A quick analysis of Dixit’s social media timeline will give one an idea of her leaning and ideology.

There is a systemic effort to build an entire ecosystem of scholars, funders and journals geared towards producing Hinduphobic scholarship. Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago were among the main academic centres implicated. The nexus always portraying Hindutva as a human rights nightmare, the cause of every problem in India. The claims are extreme and not nuanced: women are abused specifically because of Hinduism. What the Talibans are doing in Afghanistan is fine for them. These unions never speak against those middle age styled barbarians.  According to these Hindu Phobic gangs Caste problems and the plight of minority religions are entirely the fault of Hinduism. All gurus are quacks and abusive. Even political leaders and public intellectuals who practise or express sympathy toward Hinduism are demonised. Attempts to reclaim Hindu heritage are viciously attacked. With the help of leftwing media, think tanks, and government policymakers in various countries, legislation and adverse campaigns have been launched against the core tenets and exemplars of Hinduism.

The conference features mostly India-based Sepoys well known for their hatred for Hinduism. None of them is a scholar of religious studies, much less of Hinduism. Interestingly, most of them are not even academicians because they do not have academic posts. They work as NGO activists and political operatives. Yet, the event is being portrayed as an “academic” conference.

Why such a conference being organised ostensibly in North America rather than India ? The answer will reveal the networks of Hindumisia and Hinduphobia across global academia. Having lost the battle against Hindutva in India, these forces are trying to hold on to their Western fortresses and bastions.

Many Indian academics, riding on such ideologies, are now deeply ensconced in Western universities. They have ruled the roost, called the shots, and distributed jobs, fellowships and largesse to followers and associates. Anyone who has been a target of their tactics knows that they are a bunch of tyrants and bullies rather than truly liberal scholars who believe in dissent, debate and dialogue. They and their gatekeepers ensure that their opponents are kept out of the portals of the institutions they control through elaborate blacklists and purges.

Lastly Hindus usually rely on ‘Satyameva Jayate’, Truth will triumph. One day Truth will come out.

By - Anil Biswal

Anil Biswal is a Senior Journalist based at Odisha. He tweets at @BiswalAnil

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