Fact checking Aotearoa Hindu fascist denials and obfuscations

Last week TVNZ did a piece on the general elections in India :

in which all that Mr Vinod Kumar of the Hindu Council of NZ and Murali Magesan of Hindu Youth said must be challenged.

One of our activists made a slide show looking at how Hindutva flourishes in Aotearoa that we disseminated across our social media platforms including Instagram.

We ask Murali why he even entertains the idea that academics would engage with Hindu fascists when they have not only jailed academics in India but openly threaten and undermine them across the world? Does he not know how Hindu fascists terrorised academics participating in the Dismantling Global Hindutva Conference in 2021? One tactic of Hindu fascists is to bully their opponents into submission. (We recommend reading the experience of Sapna Samant on our blog.) Has he never heard of GN Saibaba, a disabled academic who was recently released from prison where he was held for ten years for alleged links to the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist). GN Saibaba was acquitted by the Nagpur bench of the Mumbai High Court? Perhaps he knows the names Shoma Sen, Hany Babu, Anand Teltumbde, all academics who were arrested and held on fake charges with thirteen others in the Bhima Koregaon violence of 2018? Perhaps Murali should do some reading although it might be a bit too much to expect that. After all Bhima Koregaon was where the Dalits defeated the Peshwa's army, the Brahmins, the oppressors, in 1818. So telling a Pakeha journalist with faux innocence that them Hindus invite academics to talk to them, trying to show how he (and Hindu Youth) are inclusive would not even win a Razzie.

Then we have Vinod Kumar who openly acknowledges the presence of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh in Aotearoa New Zealand(HSSNZ). We reiterate here that HSSNZ is the diaspora avatar of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the mothership of Hindutva. HSSNZ has 7 'chapters' across the country indoctrinating young minds with Islamophobia and a warped sense of 'Hindu' history in the name of culture.

But then Mr Kumar has the gall to deny Hindu fascist violence against Muslims and Christians in India.

Professor Mohan Dutta counters the falsehoods against Christians: here  and Muslims: here

If you go the TVNZ Q and A segment at the top of this post you will see many Hindu fascists commenting with 'Hindu pride' blind and oblivious to how Hindu nationalism not only harms all Indians but the world. Hindus themselves, those know the pluralism but also deeply understand the need to dismantle caste and misogyny, are in danger from Hindutva.

Professor Dutta speaks about Hindu pride here