An anonymous group has organised a three day online event called ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ between 10th and 12th of September, 2021. This xenophobic and Hindumisic (from misia meaning hate) event features a long list of people who have a history of making Hinduphobic and derogatory statements about Hindu Dharma and its customs. Some of the speakers include well known Naxal sympathisers. So this event seems to be an Anti-India and anti-Hindu event which has been packaged to look as if it is against the Hindutva ideology. The event organisers also claimed that they have the support of over 40 universities for this event. (Some universities categorically denied that the event organisers had the permission to use their name or logo)
Today, Sanatan Dharma (Hindu Dharma or Hinduism) is woefully underrepresented across the world. Due to this, Hindus across abroad find it hard to explain their beliefs and practices. The mass generalisations and lies that this event will undoubtedly propagate will prove dangerous for the average Hindu outside India to practice their faith.
The timing of this event cannot be a mere coincidence. The world will be revisiting the horrors of 9/11; the Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, effectively erasing 2 decades worth of efforts by the world community to establish peace and normal life. The positioning of this event at this time seems like a deliberate effort to deflect the world’s attention from real issues while dehumanising over a billion adherents of a peaceful religion that teaches peace, love, compassion and inclusivity. By throwing around terms likes Hindu Fascism, the event actually attacks Hinduism, which has given the world the concept of वसुधैव कुटुंबकम (vasudhaiva kuṭuṃbakama – the world is my family). When it talks about ‘oppression’ the event seeks to gloss over the fact that it is the Hindu Scriptures that have chants that call for peace and prosperity to all.
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Many Hindu organisations and devout Hindus are protesting against the Hinduphobic event of ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ (DGH) conference. As per latest updates, many Universities have said that neither have they sponsored the event nor do they support Hinduphobic views. It has come forth that some people or centers affiliated to these Universities are supporting DGH conference.
Univ. admins. are dissociating, but stating that the DGH event is an academic meeting, thus support faculty.
-"Dismantle" implies activism/violence.
-Indian communist politician is speaking.
-Hinduism is defined in contradictory, Hinduphobic terms.
— Hindu American Foundation (@HinduAmerican) August 25, 2021
My new article: 'Dismantling Global Hindutva' and the American nexus of Hinduphobia https://t.co/OzslsB31b5
— Rajiv Malhotra (@RajivMessage) August 27, 2021
Can you imagine 40 US universities sponsoring "Dismantling Global Islam" or "Dismantling Global Christianity"?
They cannot tolerate Hindutva because it is the only "religion" which claims that the essence of all is Divine".
They cannot tolerate internally strong humans. pic.twitter.com/SgFiEZNqnU
— Maria Wirth (@mariawirth1) August 17, 2021
#DismantleHinduphobia | The timing of this conference is completely wrong, with Taliban coming to power. I think the planner has been caught on the wrong foot: Francois Gautier, Journalist, lays bare the origins of the plot https://t.co/3AdouRdizw pic.twitter.com/Cfc3KZOW9Z
— Republic (@republic) August 24, 2021
Know the speakers who are going to participate in DGH conference
Many of the speakers are open supporters of the Naxalites, recognized by the U.S. State Department as a terror organization. For instance, Kavita Krishnan is on the Politburo (Central Committee) of CPI-ML (Liberation), which has a history of supporting armed struggle and violence and glorifies letters and works by Charu Mazumdar, one of the key figures of the violent Naxalite movement in India. The party has openly stated, “…it is totally false to suggest that we have given up the policy of armed resistance…Militant sections capable of resistance have come up in many villages…” Nandini Sundar, a professor at the Delhi University, was also named as a key link between violent Maoist leaders and their urban sympathizers (the CPI-Maoist is also recognized as a terror outfit by the State Department) by Podiyam Pandu, a Naxalite involved in a deadly attack on Indian police officers in 2017.
Many speakers have attested that Hindu festivals and practices are irredeemably bigoted, effectively censuring any Hindu who celebrates them. On August 20, 2015, while commenting on the murder of a Muslim woman by two of her brothers, Ms. Krishnan dragged in the Hindu festival of Rakshabandhan to imply that the killing was tied to the spirit of the festival. The “Hindutva Harassment Field Manual” conference resource also refers to Holi, another popular Hindu festival as fundamentally “casteist” and “violent.” On May 17, 2021, amidst the COVID-19 crisis in India and the overwhelming deaths, journalist Neha Dixit demeaned Hindu funeral rites by alleging them to be part of “…omnipresent…oppressive Brahmanical practices…” In 2010, P. Sivakami participated on a provocative panel which argued that the caste system will not go until Hinduism is erased and that “Hinduism is spiritual fascism.”
Other speakers have denigrated the Ramayana, one of Hinduism’s foremost epics. Anand Patwardhan is a filmmaker, whose short film, titled “We Are Not Your Monkeys,” falsely analogizes monkeys in the epic to “lower caste” Dalits using colonial race theories. The filmmaker himself notes that juxtaposing images of the Ramayana with controversial scenes is meant to “disenchant the visual pleasures gained from encounters with the images of the Hindu pantheon.” In other words, the film’s version of Hinduism is intended to nauseate the viewer. Another speaker, Meena Kandasamy, has authored a poem that calls the Hindu deity Rama a “di**head” who needs “the testicle of a golden deer” to “rouse [his] manhood” and portrays the Hindu goddess Sita as lusting after Ravana, her kidnapper in the epic. An author of the conference’s “Hindutva Harassment Field Manual” resource (Professor Audrey Truschke) has called Rama a “misogynistic pig” and argued that another sacred Hindu text, Bhagavad Gita, “rationalizes mass slaughter.”
Some of the material here is gratefully reproduced from the COHNA website.
An active pro-Hindu twitter account named Angry Saffron has exposed Hinduphobic speakers who are going to address DGH conference, in following thread.
— Angry Saffron (@AngrySaffron) August 21, 2021