Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said there were “credible allegations” of the Indian state’s involvement in the murder of Khalistani separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada. In June 2023, this chief of Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), was gunned down on the grounds of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple.
Yet Canada has become a hotbed for [...]
Russian dolls are a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. Unpackaging Russia itself has been an issue for western commentators.
It was after all Winston Churchill who defined Russia as "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma," and his words in 1939 spoke eloquently to the Western sense of [...]
On both left and right, India and Hindus are castigated for the unequal caste system. The only difference is that sometimes the ‘right’ actually supports it as a means to both racial and class inequality. Here we encounter the first problem. Caste was never based on race. [...]
Critically Interrogating the Hinduphobia Narrative: Transcript of Lecture at Massey University CARE Institute on 25 August 2021. https://fb.watch/7BZ-d-cMi7/ [Kinakota kataha?Maori] I am professor Mohan Dutta Director of the Center for Culture -Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) and I’m delighted to share with you my thoughts on Hindutva, the ideology of hate that [...]
There is a well-known observation among Hindu Activists Outside the Sangh that most of the usual performative academic experts on Hindutva haven’t probably heard about. Sita Ram Goel, the tallest of figures in that small but important category of Hindu Activists Outside the Sangh, observed, as early as the 1950s, that the typical reaction of [...]
The New York Times on 17 August 2021, headlined the bizarre claim India’s new asylum ‘law discriminated against Muslims’ by ‘favouring Hindus and Sikhs’ from Afghanistan. NYT’s report however, is far from the truth, and it puts lives, especially those of Afghan Muslims who may be deceived to think they cannot apply for asylum in [...]
August 19, 2021
The recent protests over American police brutality against blacks have reached around the world. This has also resulted in the toppling of statues with historical figures associated with slavery and racism, notably Confederate monuments in America. [...]
The rebel yell was a battle cry used by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War, when charging to intimidate the enemy and boost their own morale. The South had seceded in order to protect its ‘peculiar institution’ of slavery which was increasingly under siege by powerful abolitionist forces. [...]
Hence this state was built up with American financial and military aid. Relations with the war hawks only soured when it became too obvious that Pakistan was sabotaging attempts at stopping Islamic terrorism. Yet even with this support among western nations for Pakistan’s position of Kashmir remains. It is one of the few areas which [...]
Hinduphobia is a modern term for a far more ancient practice. Hindu Human Rights have traced historical roots in their articles for religious persecution of Hindus since Islamic and British colonialisms.
The experiences of Hindus may have other terms to describe them. This list is an evolving document, set up to clarify the historical context for [...]