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From: S G Naravane
From: S G Naravane
The Western way, now represented by the human rights lobby, becomes the only moral paradigm.
This is the first part of a series on ACRPR.
A Report from Hell
In October 2015, a project focused on India titled, Armed Conflict Resolution and People's Rights (ACRPR), housed at Center for Social Sector Leadership in Haas School of Business, University of Berkeley, California published a report co-authored and edited by Indian and Western scholars. The report focused on 'State cruelty' and India's 'human rights violations' against 'combatants' and 'minority groups'.
The Project minces no words about its hostility against the Indian Government, the Indian State, the BJP,Narendra Modi and the larger Hindu community as a whole. It quite openly accuses them of genocide.
The Project focuses on Gujarat riots of 2002, Odisha violence involving Christian missionaries in 2007-08, the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 and the Kashmir problem. The report "indicts" the Indian government, state, the current ruling party, the Prime Minister and the entire Hindu community in the most severe and hostile terms.
The report will be discussed later in this series, but in short, here is how it depicts India where:
- every street corner is littered with the raped and mutilated bodies of Dalits, Adivasis and Muslims;
- every second Hindu male is a rapist and murderer;
- the primary occupation of the Indian Army is to kill Muslims and bury them in mass graves, Nazi style;
- every Hindu organization is genocide-machine, out to execute a 'final solution' for the Muslims;
- the State terrorizes, tortures and murders its citizens relentlessly.
The report portrays an India which will put Hell to shame.
But the report does not stop merely at analysis. It recommends a 'positive course of action', to prevent 'future mishaps'. The recommendations are so radical in nature that if implemented, they will cause massive riots in India, resulting in great bloodshed and violence. These recommendations are capable of pitting entire communities against each other, baying for blood.
And so the initial questions one needs to ask are these:
- Can such a report be born out of genuine interest in scholarship and service?
- Who are the sponsors behind these projects?
- What are the agendas of the people and institutions involved?
- What is the need for such penetrative 'intervention' of a Western university in Indian domestic affairs?
- What were the origins of such Western interventions in Indian affairs?
Before we go into the details of the primary questions, it is imperative to look at the origins of such Western interventions in Indian affairs.