India is treading on a dangerous path.

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INDIAN FLAGThere are two types of Indian Americans – the ones who worship the current government and will never see the faults or criticize them, they consider that to be unpatriotic,  they would rather see the government doubles down on its mistakes than be criticized.  The other Indian Americans see the flaws and mistakes of the current government for the sake of correcting the course and saving India from going down the tube.

Summary

The primary concern about India today is the violation of religious freedoms and human rights, and it could lead to a genocide of Holocaust proportions and disastrous results for the Indian economy and American Security interests[1]. This paper outlines the concerns, the background for such developments, and the solutions.

At the bottom of the page are 19 solutions to resolve this conflict.

On August 15, 1947, when the Union Jack came down, and the Indian flag rose over the Red fort, India was an emerging country, a poor country. The western powers had the arrogance to believe that India was not ready to manage its affairs.

All that was proven wrong for the next sixty-seven years, India not only became self-sufficient in food but started exporting food grains. India’s GDP had dramatically increased and became a leader among the developing nations, and India became an economic giant among the top ten economies.

In 2014, Mr. Narendra Modi rode to the power with hopes of building the nation further, he was not equipped to take the country forward. He was a great mesmerizing orator, who did not keep his promises, nor did he have Wisemen in his cabinet,

He claimed, and most people believed, that he abandoned his wife, family and home to serve the nation, only gullible can believe.  Unlike Mahatama Gandhi, who did not abandon his wife,  wore simple clothes, lived in a simple place, and ate simple food, Modi has more luxuries than the richest men and women in India.  He is not corrupt directly, but he gets his millionnaire friends forgiven from paying back the loans, gives billion-dollar contracts (Rafael) to his friends without bids and with no experience.

He is a lonely man and has all the tendencies of a fascist, that is one man rule. He is the Prime Miniter to every Minister. His hero is Hitler and Mussolini (more below). He will not face questions and will not give an interview to anyone. He is beyond question. The last serious interview he gave was to Karan Thapar some six years ago and walked out in the middle of the interview. He could not answer tough questions or even say sorry for the deaths of nearly 2000 people under his watch.

We believe that every human aspires to live in a cohesive society where he or she feels secure about his/her faith, ethnicity, race, culture, and uniqueness. Everyone should be able to eat, drink, wear, and believe whatever suits him to live his life in the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. That is the hallmark of all civilized nations. Modi has wholly messed this up.

 State of the Union in Shambles 

  1. Kashmir Fiasco
  2. Highest Unemployment in 45 years, creating colossal unrest among youth
  3. Devastating Demonetization has ruined average Indian
  4. GST shutting down small businesses
  5. Farmers Suicides – Biting the hand that feeds
  6. Breaks to Friends in the industry
  7. Lynching has terrorized the Indians
  8. 29 Lakh Indians declared to be non-Indians
  9. The imposition of Hindi Language
  10. Draining RBI
  11. Corruption
  12. Criminals in Parliament
  13. Losing influence in the United Nations
  14. GDP of 4.5

If these trends are not reverse, it will tear the nation apart severely impairing the economic prosperity gained in the last twenty years. Terrorism in the likes of Afghanistan was never a part of India, but the conditions are ripe to give birth to it. The United States has much to lose, both the investments and the security interests.

Prosperous Nations

Modi can save India if he listens to the sane voices and restores freedom to every Indian to pursue his/her life, liberty, and happiness. Punish the ones who hurt fellow Indians in the pursuit of their happiness. The downfall can be reversed, provided Modi sees the full picture.

Innumerable studies are proving that the nations that have the most religious freedom are the most prosperous ones. The United States is a shining example of sustainable prosperity through the practice of freedom. (Ref: Can Modi save India listed below)

Appended to this report are gruesome videos, pictures of brutalities of Indian soldiers towards men and women of Kashmir in particular and Dalits, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and moderate Hindus in general.

The Indian Americans

As Indian Americans, we have an obligation to the land that gave birth and nurtured us. The air, water, and the food from that land run in our veins, and we care about her.

At this point in history, India is treading on a dangerous path, and we must be aware of the consequences and offer solutions.

Patriotism requires us to be critical of the government and keep them on their feet to prevent them from making disastrous mistakes. Those who choose to kiss, and equate the politicians to God are making a severe mistake and letting the nation go down the spiral. We don’t have to demean ourselves to be the Chamcha (sycophant) of the government, current or any government.

Brand India

Mahatma Gandhi carefully crafted brand India as the land of Ahimsa, which is non-violence and equality of humanity. Dr. Ambedkar enshrined India’s constitution by incorporating the secular ideals of Pandit Nehru, Unified India’s vision of Sardar Patel and the pluralistic vision of Maulana Azad.

Thanks to the founding fathers for their vision. Every Indian is proud of India’s constitution, modeled after American values of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Indeed, India’s law may be the first of its kind in the modern world, where each religion was fully respected and accepted as part of the whole. Thus, a pluralistic constitution.

The tradition of Pluralism is deeply rooted in India for over two millenniums. India has facilitated everyone from Adivasis to Zoroastrians and everyone in between. They all have flourished along with the majority of Hindus. Once again, India holds the record to be the first land among the nations to have so many religions in one place.

However, the ugliest patch India has on its history is the abuse and mistreatment of Dalits – the untouchables for several thousand years. It is embarrassing to have experienced and know about it firsthand. The constitution fixed that problem legally in 1950, but the practice has not died down yet.

The proud pluralistic tradition of India is in peril now, and in an accelerated pace in the second term of Prime Minister Modi. In the following paragraphs, we will walk through Mr. Modi’s indoctrination, its effect on him as a leader of the country, the sources, and goals of such ideology and the solutions to restore India.

Understanding Narendra Modi 

Mr. Modi is a product of the severe indoctrination by the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh – i.e., the Madrasas of the extremist’s teachings among Hindus (RSS follows this section).

Mr. Modi was not taught to be inclusive; he was drilled to believe that Hindus are a superior race. That only Hindus have a right to live in the land, whereas Christians and Muslims have a choice to convert to Hinduism, live as 2nd class citizens with no rights or disappear.

Indeed, some Muslim men who are a product of Muslim Madrasas, also believe that only Muslims have a right to life and others don’t.

RSS came into being like a mirror image of Hitler and Mussolini’s models. They praise Hitler for ‘ridding’ the Jews from Germany to maintain the purity of their race. He is their Hero and amply lauded in the school curriculums. The founders of RSS said Hindus must do the same “rid” Muslims and Christians from the land.

The RSS started as a fringe group and gradually expanded its scope to include all facets of Hindu society. However, the exception was the Dalits – also known as untouchables, as they were inferior people to them.

RSS is one of the most prominent para military-civilian organizations in the World, they have several divisions, and together they are called Sangh Parivar.

They killed Mahatma Gandhi and were banned several times. However, the previous government believed in the constitution and free speech and let them operate instead of permanently banning them. Now that they are in power, they have denied the same freedom to others.

Greetings on Festivals

Most Indians, regardless of their faith, send their greetings to each other on the celebrations of their festivities. It is a traditional culture of India and was routine for the politicians to communicate their wishes to the people of all faiths in the last thousand years. Prime Minister Modi had difficulty in wishing happiness to Muslims and Christians on their festivals. Poor guy was not given those common-sense values at the RSS Madrasa. Finally, he did send the greetings on the advisement until he fully consolidates his power.

Courtesy of honoring others

Modi was never raised to respect the otherness of the other. During his campaign, the public honored him in different regions with their customary headgears. The Muslims also wanted to honor him, but he refused to wear a cap/kippa presented by them.

Passing laws to curb religious freedom

Mr. Modi does not care what an abandoned wife goes through without any financial support. Now, he is pushing for the legislation that if a Muslim man divorces his wife on the spot (Triple Talaq), he goes to jail for three years. How is that poor woman going to take care of their kids and raise a family without alimony? Reckless laws.

Gujarat Massacre

A passenger car-train in Godhra, Gujarat, was burnt when it reached the station scorching 53 individuals. The Government of  Gujarat set up a commission of inquiry and they concluded it was the mob of 1000 Muslims that set the fire to the train, while the central government concluded it was an accident. Muslims have condemned this act,

The charred bodies were taken on a procession inciting the mobs to go on a frenzy of killing Muslims. They raped, slaughtered, and burnt many of them alive. Nearly 2000 people were gone, and several thousand displaced, and the majority of them were Muslims. It all happened when Modi was the Chief Minister (Governor) of the State of Gujarat. As a result, most countries, including the US, had banned him from entering the USA.

Character flaws

Modi’s character flaws are evident in his actions. Instead of ordering to stop the massacre in Gujarat, he told the mobs to finish the job (killing Muslims) within three days. The police officer revealed the truth is in jail for a lifetime.

Compensation to the victim’s families and displaced persons was unjust. The substantial sums went to Hindu families and the puny amounts to the Muslims.

They have rejected 15% of the population. Mr. Modi has not given a single ticket to a Muslim to contest in the parliamentary elections out of 303 seats they won.

Blatant discrimination. That is not the end of the discrimination. Home Minister Amit Shah has declared 1.9 million people to be not Indians anymore. They made a miscalculation, there were Hindus among them, and now they want to grant citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Christians, but deny the same to Muslims.

Silent approval – 114 lynchings have happened in broad daylight with videos taped and shared on WhatsApp. He remained silent. The footage of Ansari who was tortured and severely beaten to death went viral, and the whole nation was outraged, then Modi spoke.

When Nirbhaya and Asifa, the medical student and the six-year-old girl were molested and abandoned in gruesome gang rapes, it took the public outrage for Mr. Modi to speak. Here he goes again! Remaining silent for three days.

Sneakiness – You may call it sneaky or other words to describe his attitude. He openly worships India’s constitution and repeats his vows to uphold it while his men have prepared customized laws for the Hindu Nation.

When everyone is sleeping, he will sneak it on the people of India. Impose curfew, and place the opposition on house arrest and fulfill his dream of becoming Hitler and clean the nation of Christians and Muslims.

Mr. Modi unilaterally abolished article 370 of the constitution without the consent of the people, or not even a due process. His minions had schemed this act by shipping a quarter-million soldiers, blocking communication, shutting down of internet all at one time. Then the bill was passed int the Parliament. I can understand the extremists among Indian Hindus who are rejoicing this mayhem but can never Imagine the Indian Americans supporting this without the consent of the governed. No American should support this. We respect the permission of the people, and we don’t thrust and push our ideas on the unwilling.

Kashmir

A majority of Hindus are opposed to the Hindutva fascist ideology of RSS, and they are afraid to speak up, as the RSS has dogs to bark in unison at them.

“Tragically, Gandhi’s land is now one of the most hate-filled, violent societies on Earth. The state today is in the thrall of using brute power to settle conflicts with one’s people.

The Indian Express wrote an opinion piece that stated, ” What the all-powerful forces seem to ignore is the inalienable truth that the Indian Muslim’s destiny is inextricably tied to that of the country: Both will rise or fall together.”

Mr. Modi has a bad adviser in Amit Shah, who will bring pain to the nation.

Most humans that have taken the extremist posture are redeemable, so is Mr. Modi. As a society, we have to find out if he is redeemable, we have to make that effort. Mother Teresa’s wisdom always reverberates in my mind, that if you want to make peace with those who are opposed to you, she said, talk with them. We should do that.

 Hindutva & Hinduism

The most important message of this section is for humanity to avoid using phrases like Hindu Terrorism and Hindu Terrorist, they are offensive to a majority of Hindus, and rightfully so. As a Muslim, I am offended as well. I have relentlessly fought against the phrases Islamic Terrorism and Muslim Terrorists, as they were offensive to me. These phrases are not only offensive; they are downright stupid; let me explain why.

Even though the word Hindutva has Hindu in its name, it is not Hinduism from any stretch of the imagination. It is a political movement like Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Nazi, right-wing Zionism (not Zionism), Neocons, and others.

The nonstop harassment and lynching of Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Sikhs, Atheists, and others, tempts one to call them, “Hindu Terrorists” or even blame the religion and call it “Hinduism teaches Terrorism.” It amounts to escapism when you shift the blame from the Individual to a belief. You can punish the Individual, and restore justice in the society. Whereas you cannot kill, hang, bury, or shoot the religion as it is intangible, and it amounts to barking in the dark.

The RSS

“The decades of indoctrination of the young and old in the Shishu Mandirs, Vidya Bharati schools, and shakhas — across the country, have come to fruition. Considering that the millions of disciples churned out by these institutions are infused with ultra-nationalistic fervor and extreme anti-minority views, there is a reason for the minorities to be afraid.” Indian Express

 Add Pieter’s statement.

The cult leaders are usually the source of terrorism. People worship them blindly and believe they are equivalent to God. Some of these cult leaders are Osama Bin Laden, Abu Bakr Baghdadi in the case of Islam, and Hedgewar, Veer Savarkar and Guru Golwalker in the case of Hinduism.

In 1925, influenced by the Hindutva ideology of Veer Savarkar, KB Hedgewar laid the foundation of a movement called the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur, India. RSS has several sub-organizations focused on the same ideology.

The Hindutva movement has been described as “almost fascist in the classical sense,” adhering to a disputed concept of homogenized majority and cultural hegemony. Some argue the fascist label and suggest Hindutva has been an extreme form of “conservatism” or “ethnic absolutism.” Savarkar’s ideology meant the “socio-political force to unite all Hindus against foreign influences” Gavin Ford, a scholar of Hinduism. It is like uniting Christians in America to give a boot to all others who are not Christians that’s what the KKK wants.

Hinduism is a religion, guiding one to live a meaningful life, whereas Hindutva is a political movement claiming Hindu belief to be superior to others. Hinduism guides people towards Moksha or salvation from the conflicts of life and frees you, whereas Hindutva guides people to acquire political power and subjugate all others.” Adopted some parts from Wikipedia.

Hitler and Mussolini have inspired the fountainhead of the Sangh Parivar. “In 2004, when now-Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, school textbooks published by the Gujarat State Board portrayed Hitler as a hero and glorified fascism. The tenth-grade social studies textbook had chapters entitled “Hitler, the Supremo,” and “Internal Achievements of Nazism.” The section on the “Ideology of Nazism” reads: “Hitler lent dignity and prestige to the German government. He adopted the policy of opposition towards the Jewish people and advocated the supremacy of the German race.” Further praising Hitler’s “inspiring leadership,” “achievements” and how the Nazis “glorified the German state” so, “to maintain a German race with Nordic elements, [Hitler] ordered the Jews to be persecuted.” Haaretz

A growing contempt for India’s minorities manifests itself racist remarks passed with casual insouciance.

The number of Jews in India is minimal. There is, despite a long-held belief to the contrary, anti-Semitism. “These Christian missionaries need to be condemned – they are only interested in conversions” is another frequent comment. Only 2.4% of India’s population is Christian. They are constantly attacked. When it comes to India’s Muslims, the accusation is multiplied exponentially.

“There is nothing wrong,” Bal Thackeray said in a chilling interview in 1993 with Time magazine, “if Muslims are treated as Jews were in Nazi Germany.” Citing Hitler’s infamous polemic, he tried to apply fascist ideology in the Indian context. “If you take Mein Kampf and if you remove the word ‘Jew’ and put in the word ‘Muslim,’ that is what I believe in,” he said. This fanatical admiration for Hitler and his genocidal agenda is not an aberration. It was and still is, endemic among the RSS leadership.

We are Our Nationhood Defined a book by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue MS Golwalkar.

“…To keep up the purity of the nation and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her purging the country of Semitic races – the Jews. National pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well-nigh impossible it is for races and cultures, having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into one united whole, a good lesson for us in Hindustan to learn and profit by,”

Hinduism has always been a pluralistic tradition, and it has welcomed Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baha’i, Zoroastrianism, and other cultures into its fold. All religions have thrived in India just like they do in the United States.

Yes, when the extremists from the Modi government or its affiliates tell you, that you the Christians and Muslims, will be eliminated from India by the year 2021, you are tempted to call it Hindu Terrorism, and that would be wrong. Hinduism is a beautiful faith, and Hindutva is the extremist political movement.

The solutions:

  1. Reports from the United Nations point to more than 50,000 deaths since 1989 in the area. 214,000 children have been orphaned during the years of conflict.  Civilians continue to experience brutal oppression. “Close to 3,000 people have been detained in Kashmir — many of them children — since Aug. 4,”  The most recent study (2011) shows over 20,000 people have been detained without charges. An unaccounted number of rapes are happening.
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  2. Seven Million people are living in a prison-like environment in Kashmir since August 5, 2019, it’s been more than a month now, and there are no signs of relenting. The complete blockade of communications and freedom of movement has made life unbearable to the people, and they cannot purchase food, medicine, or even know what is happening to their relatives. This blockade needs to end.
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  3. Kashmir is a flashpoint of Indo-Pakistan conflict, and it is a ticking time bomb. Should a nuclear exchange over this land occur, it will result in millions of casualties.
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  4. India is a bulwark for the United States against Chinese expansionism. It needs peace and stability to remain healthy, not social unrest.
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  5. Prime Minister Modi’s actions in Kashmir can unleash a genocide of the Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Sikhs and others, and further lead to a significant setback to American economic and security interests in South Asia.
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  6. As a society, the Indians are degenerating into ruthless beings. Some of them are cherishing the misery unleashed on the Kashmiri People. That is not the kind of culture we want to foster in India or any society.
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  7. A comprehensive solution includes resettling and compensating the Kashmiri Pundits who were moved out of their homes due to the cross-border terrorism prevalent then. The BJP talked about this issue for political mileage and did not resolve the problem when they had three terms of governance. They need to do the right thing.
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  8. The Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Dalits, and others are patiently enduring lynching, abuse, rape, and endless harassment. If there is no solution offered to their suffering, it may lead to chaos and genocide, which may require costly international intervention if the conflict is to be prevented from spreading.
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  9. Mr. Modi and his government must further ensure that every Indian, regardless of religion or ethnicity, will be treated as an equal citizen, protected by legal authorities. and allowed to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.
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  10. The Government of India to allow the Commissioners of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to visit Kashmir and Assam and enable them to report the facts on the ground.
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  11. The push by the RSS to rebrand India as a Hindu Nation has led some of its members to give an ultimatum to Christians, Muslims and Sikhs to convert to Hinduism, live as 2nd class citizens with no rights or disappear by 12/31/2021. The RSS leadership need to denounce their ideology of annihilating Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, and others and be a part of the community of the civilized nations. Modi’s silence has encouraged this movement.
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  12. Restore 370 to Kashmir, it can be a part of India with full freedoms, and let it be as independent and as defying as the states of Tamil Nadu, Bengal, Kerala, and Gujarat have been.
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  13. Pakistan to release their part of Kashmir the Kashmiris to have similar freedoms on the other side.
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  14. Pakistan to reign in on the terrorists, and promise the Kashmiri people that no more terrorist will come from Pakistani soil. None whatsoever.
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  15. India to take all the military from the civil society and post them on the border, each one to cover 100 feet to prevent the terrorist from entering.
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  16. The Kashmiri people on both Kashmirs should be free to interact and travel.
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  17. In the year 2024, there should be a referendum along with the general elections. Let people have the freedom. Let’s become the nations that honor the contracts.
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  18. India and Pakistan should start the battle to win people’s hearts now. Let the People of Kashmir breathe fresh air and let them know that we are civilized nations and care for their freedom, and we don’t take them for granted.
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  19. Find a solution for the Dalits, remove them from the dehumanizing jobs of carrying sewage, and release them to do jobs that all others do.
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When Vajpayee was the PM, he invited Muslims to join the BJP, it was difficult for Muslims has given the rhetoric BJP had floated. However, I had urged my fellow Muslims to join, if we are a part of his team, we would have some say in the governance. We made that mistake.

All of us dream about a cohesive India where every Indian feels secure about his/ her faith, ethnicity, and culture. Where one if free to eat, drink, wear or believe whatever suits him/her.

Your message will carry enormous weight with the Government of India, and an additional dispatch from the Department of State as well as Ambassador Brownback to this effect will keep our allies — India and Pakistan — from moving towards disaster.

Your timely statement will do miracles. The world would appreciate you and your administration for stopping a possible genocide of Uyghurs, Kashmiris, and Indians if you can act in time.

Ambassador Brownback has reiterated that if people are free from fear, they can focus on nation-building, and everyone will prosper. Religious freedom in the United States is a compelling reason for our prosperity; the world can learn from our experience.

Your message will help promote and restore India’s democracy and freedoms.

It is in India’s interest to ensure religious freedom prevails.

The following reports and gruesome videos and pictures of abuse are for your review.

TO BE UPDATED – Links will be added to the items below 

VIDEOS & PICTURES

Kashmir atrocities

 

Military abuses
Snatching Children
Torture – https://www.newframe.com/india-uses-torture-to-crush-dissent-in-kashmir/

J&K’s youngest Pellet

Rapes
Statements from Hindu leaders about Kashmiri Women

 

Dalits

  • Harassment
  • Rapes
  • Mistreatment
  • Lynching

Christians

  • 200 Incidents of Anti- Christians Violence
  • Rapes
  • Beating
  • Church Burnings

Muslims

  • Lynching’s
  • Forced Conversions

Moderate Hindus

  • Silencing Journalists
  • Killing Judges

Links for further studies

  1. [1]American Interests
  2. Demonetization disasters –
  3. [1]Failed GST
  4. [1] Farmers’ Suicide
  5. [1] Rich people gave breaks on their loan defaults to the banks while farmers committed suicide
  6. [1] Lynching –
  7. [1] Rapes – Asif story
  8. [1] Assam – 1.9 Million
  9. [1] Kashmir Fiasco
  10. The imposition of Hindi –
  11. Dalit Solutions –

 

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Related Articles

  1. United Nations Report
  2. USCIRF Report USCIRF Report – https://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/India.2017.pdf
  3. Reports by Pieter Friedrich – a specialist in South Asian Human rights
  4. Reports by Shamsul Islam – report on RSS
  5. Indian Express – Indian Muslims fate is tied to that country – https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/muslims-in-india-religious-intolerance-lynching-cases-modi-government-6018882/
  6. Religious Freedom Prosperity are tied to each other
  7. Can Modi save India?

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DALITS

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IMPOSITION OF HINDI

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Dr. Mike Ghouse is a thinker, author, speaker, newsmaker and interfaith wedding officiant. His new book American Muslim Agenda is available on Amazon. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. His information is linked-in.

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