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Ex Sewa patron says charity has 'cheated' him and other UK residents, March 2, 2004 original

London, Mar 1 (UNI) Expressing his support for the Awaaz report, accusing the UK-registered Sewa International charity of funding Hindu extremism in India, a former patron of the society said it had 'cheated' him and other Indians resident in UK.

''Sewa International has cheated me and cheated the residents of the UK,'' Lord Adam Patel, who resigned as patron of the charity in 2002, said.

''The organisation has been raising funds in the name of charity and giving them to extremist organisations that preach hatred against Muslims and Christians. The report documents that Sewa International sent 2 million pounds raised in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Gujarat in 2001, to its Indian counterpart Sewa Bharati, a front to the RSS, which has been involved in large-scale violence or hate politics in India,'' a Leicester-based paper quoted him as saying.

''Thousands of Indians have died over the past fifteen years as a result of religiously-motivated violence. Much of the money sent by Sewa International was spent on schools that promote hatred and fanaticism, '' Lord Patel, who is affiliated to the Labour Party, said.

The report could be discussed in Parliament also.

''I am sure we will all be asking questions about this in both the Lords and Commons. No British organisation should be allowed in the name of charity to support extremists who have perpetrated this terrible violence,'' the Vice Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Jeremy Corbyn, MP, said.

Awaaz has maintained that Sewa International does not represent Hindus.

''Sewa International does not represent the Hindu community or Hinduism. They represent a political cult whose founders and early leaders were admirers of Mussolini and Hitler,'' a spokesman of the group said.