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A Foreign Exchange of Hate:
IDRF and the American Funding of Hindutva
A Report by Sabrang Communications Pvt. Ltd. (India) / SACW (France)

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Stop Corporate Sponsorship of IDRF
Faculty Petition

Project Saffron Dollar

Stop Funding Hate Campaign Responds to IDRF's Rebuttal

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Press advisory from The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate
As the death toll climbs past 120,000 and the world comes to grips with the devastation caused by the deadly Indian Ocean tsunamis, numerous organizations across Asia are stepping up to organize relief and rehabilitation. The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate (CSFH) is humbled by the sheer dedication and determination of these initiatives and urges all individuals in the U.S. and elsewhere to support them by donating generously.CSFH also appeals to donors to ensure that their well-intended donations do not end up in sectarian hands. It is our combined responsibility to ensure that this tragedy does not provide another opportunity for communal/hate groups to gain a foothold in a plural society.

Press Release from The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate
The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate (CSFH) thanks the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) for its statement of February 27th, 2004 clarifying that the India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF) is indeed a “Hindu organization”, closely related to the Sangh Parivar. That has been our claim all along. In contrast to the current RSS statement, the IDRF continues to mislead the public by claiming to be a secular, broad based organization funding “development” and “relief” programs in India. It is nothing more than a US fundraising front for RSS groups in India. March 1, 2004

Press Release from The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate
British Charity Funding Religious Extremism: New Report backs “Stop Funding Hate” Findings: "An investigative report says that a charity in the United Kingdom has channeled millions of pounds raised from the British Public to organizations affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in India – the same organizations that are deeply implicated in the 2002 genocide of Muslims in Gujarat. Prepared by Awaaz – South Asia Watch Ltd., a London-based secular network, the report is titled “In Bad Faith? British Charity and Hindu Extremism.” The report points out that organizations such as Sewa International, the fund raising arm of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) in the U.K, have been raising funds in the name of charity but siphoning the money to RSS front organizations in India." February 26, 2004

Press Release from The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate
IDRF Admits to Being an RSS Operation: Issues New Report Defending the RSS
"After spending the last three months claiming that the report, 'A Foreign Exchange of Hate,'--which exposed the links that the IDRF has to the Sangh Parivar--is wrong, IDRF now not only acknowledges the links in a newly released report (and goes on to defend the RSS for 'doing good work'), but attempts to conceal this by aggressive posturing of independence and factuality." March 3, 2003

Press Release from The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate for immediate release
"Morale Booster for SFH: UK Charities Commissioner looking into fresh evidence against right wing Hindu fundraising activities; Oracle suspends ties with IDRF, 280 professors petition US corporations against IDRF." December 13, 2002

Press Advisory from The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate
"The Channel 4 report is a direct confirmation of the evidence and conclusions arrived at by the Campaign to Stop Funding Hate (CSFH)." December 12, 2002

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