How The RSS Abroad Enables Fascism in India – By Pieter Friedrich
In November 2011, the Overseas Friends of the BJP (OFBJP) – the international wing of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party – organized training camps in the US to teach its American supporters how to campaign for the party’s election in India.
Conducted by the political advisor to the man who was then president of the BJP and hosted in one case by Ramesh Bhutada, the Vice-President of HSS-USA – the American wing of India’s fascist RSS paramilitary – the camps were a prelude to a systematic, years-long campaign in America by RSS-BJP activists to get Narendra Modi elected as Prime Minister of India….
While the RSS may be the BJP’s muscle power, its international wing – the HSS – along with the OFBJP may very well be its backbone. Modi’s spectacular and catastrophic rise to power can be credited, to a large extent, to the tireless efforts of his hordes of international supporters, none of whom have to endure life under his regime, but all of whom are eager to enable the rise of fascism in the India they themselves have left behind.