Online petition filed against Twitter’s donation to RSS linked organisation
California-based journalist Pieter Friedrich, who started his hunger strike against Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey’s 2.5 million dollar donation to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked NGO Sewa international six days ago, has now filed an online petition to gather as much support as possible for the same.
The petition read, “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who on 10 May 2021 announced a $2.5 million donation to Sewa International, must have missed journalist Neha Dixit’s viral tweet, published a week earlier, urging Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) not to support the controversial non-profit organization because “they work as the welfare wing of RSS.”
“As COVID-19 ravages India, Sewa International recently announced its plan to raise $10 million for medical equipment to support the country’s struggle against the virus. Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi – a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the paramilitary which gave birth to the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party – faces scathing international criticism for his regime’s apparent indifference to and outrageous mishandling of the COVID crisis,” it further read….