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Former Congress president and senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the United States has got embroiled in controversies within the first few days of his interaction with the Indian diaspora, American think tanks and journalists.
Rahul Gandhi, who is holding a series of meetings and dialogues with different organisations and individuals in the United States during his 10-day-long visit to that country, is being accused by his detractors of being associated with groups, organisations and individuals who are directly linked to Pakistan and also with organisations that are a “threat” to Indian democracy.
Disinfo Lab, an organisation, which investigates information-warfare and psychological-warfare, put out a series of tweets claiming that the 4 June meeting or interaction of Rahul Gandhi with non-resident Indians at the Javits Centre in New York is being organised by individuals who are associated with the “Pak Jamaat-e-Islami and Muslim Brotherhood-linked fronts”.
These organisations are funded and propagated by the Pakistan ISI to wage a war against India. Not only this, some of the coordinators of this particular event are directly or indirectly associated with the Pakistan’s ISI and Pakistan Army, according to Disinfo Lab.
For example, Tanzeem Ansari, who is the Amir Outreach Committee of Muslim Community of New Jersey (MCNJ) is allegedly one of the coordinators of this particular event. MCNJ is led by a Pakistan-born Imaam Jawad Ahmed, Project Director of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).
Disinfo Lab in its tweet claimed that “ICNA is a radical Islamist organisation that is associated with Pakistan’s Jamaat-e-Islami, and they toe Pakistan’s line against India. This organisation also has linkages with radical and terror organisations. They glorify terrorists such as Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin for his cause of separation of Kashmir from India.”
The Disinfo Lab investigation revealed through the tweets that another “coordinator” of the event for Rahul Gandhi, Mohammed Aslam, is a member of the Muslim Centre of Greater Princeton (MCGP), another close partner of ICNA.
It further states that the founder of the banned radical group, SIMI, is also an ICNA member. “Fronts like #JusticeForAll; #HhRD operate under ICNA and Jamaat umbrella,” the Disinfo Lab alleged.
Not only this. Rahul Gandhi will also been seen sharing stage with an alleged anti-India lobbying group in the United States. Minhaj Khan, who is holding a meeting with Rahul Gandhi is popularly known for holding anti-India protests and campaigns against India in the US. Khan is also linked with the allegedly anti-India lobbying group, Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC).
IAMC has on many occasions been seen targeting India on the pretext of human rights, religious freedom, and have been caught sharing fake news to stir communal unrest in India.
An event organised by IAMC in February this year, where a report prepared by them, titled “Persecution as State Policy”—which claims to provide “detailed accounts of violence by state and non-state actors against religious minorities in India” was released and lobbied with the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to declare India as unsafe place for religious freedom.
Interestingly, USCIRF reports to the US State Department, draws its legislative existence from the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 and is not a non-governmental organisation, interest group, or advocacy organisation but a Congressionally created entity.
Photos of Rahul Gandhi also emerged where he is seen sharing a meeting room with Sunita Vishwanath, among others, including the Congress’ foreign affairs cell head Sam Pitroda, while holding discussions. Sunita Vishwanath is allegedly associated with George Soros and is believed to be close to Soros and his organisations. Soros, a multi-billionaire, is allegedly invested into organisations and institutions that are used to spread fake propaganda against India.
BJP’s national social media head Amit Malviya attacked Rahul Gandhi after this photo surfaced, and tweeted, “Sunita Vishwanath is the co-founder of Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR) and co-hosts multiple events with rabid organisations like the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) among others, who are all part of the wider Jamaat-ISI nexus in the West, and seek to exacerbate the social fault lines in India. Her other organization Women for Afghan Women is funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundation. She is nothing but a proxy of George Soros, who has committed $1 Bn to meddle in India’s internal affairs, through a network of Opposition leaders, Think Tanks, journalists, lawyers and activists. Join the dots. It is unfortunate that leader of India’s Opposition is compromised to this extent.”
In a freewheeling conversation at the National Press Club in Washington DC, Rahul Gandhi appeared to be defending Vivek Raghuvanshi, who was allegedly involved in an espionage case. The CBI has booked him in India for sharing secret and sensitive documents about India’s defence and research to foreign nations.
During this conversation, Gandhi attacked the Indian government saying, “there is a weakening of press freedom in India”. In his view, press freedom was absolute prior to the Modi government. The questioner at the National Press Club was apparently unaware of the many journalists who had been arrested in Congress-ruled states in the past and even recently. The questioner appears to have used a briefing book prepared by anti-Modi elements without any fact-checking. In a tweet put out by BJP’s national head for social media, Amit Malviya said, “Vivek Raghuvanshi, a freelance journalist and a former Navy commander, was arrested on charges of espionage. He was illegally collecting information about DRDO’s defence projects and their progress, sensitive details about the future procurement of Indian armed forces, classified communications and information relating to national security, details of India’s strategic and diplomatic talks with our friendly countries and sharing them with intelligence agencies of foreign countries…”
“When has stealing and compromising critical national information become about press freedom? Rahul Gandhi in his blind opposition for PM Modi is going against India’s self interest and sovereignty. He is dangerous,” Malviya added.
Then the questioner had the mistaken impression that the CAA was a law designed to deport Muslim citizens from India, a factual error that went uncorrected by Rahul Gandhi.
In the same National Press Club conversation, Rahul Gandhi also called the Indian Union Muslim League a secular party. Gandhi said, “Muslim League is a completely secular party. There is nothing non-secular about them.”
This comment also drew sharp criticism from social media. A Twitter handle with the name, “cogitoiam”, wrote, “A party that’s successor to one that split India for an Islamic homeland, that cleansed Hindus out of Pakistan, that advocates Sharia over Indian law till date and one whose 98% members are Muslim is the ideal secular party for Rahul Gandhi… In the last decade, Islamists affiliated with the Muslim League have been involved in the murders of countless RSS workers in the killing fields of Kerala. But Muslim League is secular because Congress wouldn’t hesitate a second to sacrifice Hindu lives to get closer to power. The IUML Rahul refers here to US media is the successor to Jinnah’s Muslim league.”
Rahul Gandhi’s jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him a “specimen” also drew sharp criticism from Union ministers and BJP leaders, including Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Anurag Thakur and Prahlad Joshi. Once again, the fawning questioner displayed no concern at such a characterisation of the first Backward Class Prime Minister of India.
While Joshi called Rahul Gandhi, “fake Gandhi”, Naqvi said that if there was no democracy in India, Rahul Gandhi would not have been able to go to the US and criticise a duly elected government. During an address at the University of California, Rahul Gandhi had said on Wednesday, “They can sit with God and explain to him what is going on and our Prime Minister is one such specimen. If you sat Modiji and God, he will explain to God how the universe works and God will get confused about what he has created.” The organisers of his interactions appear to have taken much trouble to ensure that such views were listened to without any visible unease by the audience

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