Indian Americans Slam US Envoy for Meeting RSS Chief, Seek Explanation from State Deptt
The acting US Ambassador to India paid a visit to the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the 96-year-old Indian paramilitary which serves as the primary advocate of Hindutva ideology. Ambassador Atul Keshap broke the news of his visit, reporting on it in fawning terms which serve to legitimize and normalize a fascistic organization implicated in countless acts of violence against Indian minorities including massacres, rapes, lynchings and pogroms.
In August 2019, US Representative Ro Khanna (himself a Hindu of Indian origin), stated, “It is the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva, and speak for equal rights for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians.”…
Ambassador Keshap’s deplorable meeting with the RSS unfortunately indicates that the US government is prioritizing geopolitical concerns and profits over principles such as pluralism and human rights, and people. We call upon the US State Department to answer for Ambassador Keshap’s meeting with the RSS and clarify its stance on the organization. We further call upon Ambassador Keshap to resign.