By: Narayanan Komerath
July 01, 2005
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It’s a searing
image from the Gulf War of 1991. There were 180,000 Indians trapped in
starving. But the well-fed cats and dogs of the citizens of western
nations, sobbed the Indian Ambassador in sheer frustration, had higher
priority on the UN’s evacuation flights than starving Indian children.
Last week this priority system came flashing back in the words of
President Subbiondo of the California Institute of Integral Studies.
It was a terrible week
again for Indian children. According to Times of India, “a large number
of Maoist guerrillas ran amok in a Bihar district bordering Nepal
killing up to 21 people. ..Over 300 Maoist guerrillas.. attacked the
Madhuban bazaar, opened fire,.. set fire to the police station and block
office, killing two policemen and a bank guard… exploded bombs,..
ransacked (banks) .. bombed houses .. looted cash and jewellery.”[i]
Nothing new there,
except the brand-new set of bereaved families. The Comrades have been
doing this for the past 60 years. A little primer for those too young to
understand what “Maoist” means, or how it relates to “Marxist”,
“Communist”, and “People’s Tribunals”:
Red Amoebic Fission
elections, dissent etc., the would-be Stalins and Maos of the Communist
Party of India (CPI) have spun off ever-more violent terrorist groups. The
Chinese-funded CPI (Marxist) successively delegated Class War to the CPI
(M-Leninist), CPI (ML-Trotskyite), and CPI (ML-Maoist). This last entity
is also called “Naxalite”, after the
West Bengal village of
Naxalbari where they started Class War by robbing and beheading farmers
and any other productive citizens in the early 1970s. Short-lived in
Kerala, where it ran afoul of the CPI (M)’s own protection racket, Naxal
terrorism has thrived in Andhra and Jharkhand, and is now starting in
Orissa. The “People’s War Group” (PWG) of the CPI (MLM) had a website
announcing “People’s Tribunal” Death Warrants for 3 elected, serving Chief
Ministers of Indian States. In 2003, CPI (ML) and CPI (MLM) merged into
CPI (Maoist), which is on the US State Department’s list of terrorist
groups along with its Nepalese counterpart, CPN (Maoist).
Back to the news.
Maoist insurgents set off a bomb under a police jeep in central
killing seven policemen and the (civilian) driver… as police in (Bihar)
arrested a Maoist leader for the murder of 80 policemen in the past
Nothing new here
From 2000: “MCC (Marxist Communist) activists participated in the
killing of 12 people, including seven children in a single family, after
storming a village in
And yet another: “At least 36 bus passengers were killed and scores
more wounded when Maoist rebels detonated a landmine along a road in
yesterday.. “The place is littered with blood. Limbs are scattered around
the site,” one said. “Many women and children have been killed.”.
These are not isolated
incidents. Please visit the South Asia Terrorism Portal (www.satp.org)
to see incidents sorted by State and Month.
Most Newsworthy: Our
So does any of this
trigger concern? Apparently not at the San Francisco Chronicle, nor at
CIIS. What is far more important is that Associate Professor Angana
Chatterji of the CIIS managed to get citizens in otherwise-peaceful Orissa
state so mad that they walked out on her “People’s Tribunal” and made her
destroy the tapes she had made of their comments under false pretences.
Apparently they got mad when they realized that the “professor” had come
by in an earlier year posing as a “journalist”, and written articles
casting them as savages, and co-authored a “Comprehensive Report” falsely
casting their brave struggle to rise from the wreckage of a monster
cyclonic storm in 2000 as “religious hate-mongering”. Among other antics.
The agreed facts are:
of some seven leftist (or “People’s”) activists calling themselves the
“People’s Tribunal” came to Bhubhaneshwar, Orissa and started taping
statements from the gracious locals. Presumably, the locals were led to
believe that this was an official government delegation.
was going hunky-dory until the witnesses got a FAX from someone who
recognized their interrogators. Calling back, the witnesses learned with
growing rage that the interrogator(s) had been seen addressing meetings of
the CPI (M), were probably foreign-funded, with at least one member being
considered to be rabidly anti-Hindu (anti-India?)
member “Dr. Hans”, a local professor, went out to see what was keeping the
witnesses, and upon finding out, “went home directly”. Didn’t see any need
to return and warn the damsels-in-imagined-distress, or call police. Drove
home. Perhaps didn’t appreciate being made a goat.
locals, realizing that the “Tribunal” was not an official government
delegation with senior jurists, but a gang of leftists with their hired
lawyers, returned and demanded that the tapes be destroyed, and advised
the Tribunal to leave town. Whether they yelled: “Rape!” “Tape!” or “Ape!”
is open to question, per comments at the Sulekha.com portal, but certainly
tempers seem to have flared. The hired lawyers promptly left town in
disgust, seeing that the con game was up.
Houristan Hath No Fury
“Ms. Malik FORCIBLY took my picture with her mobile phone camera”
Professor Angana Chatterji in report to Bhubhaneswar Police, June 15.
Not so our heroine, the CIIS Associate Professor, whose reaction was
exactly that of someone caught red-handed (no pun intended). She fired
off emails and cell-phone calls, and published a letter she sent to
the local police chief accusing the locals of threatening to rape and
dismember her, etc. etc. More tellingly, unlike her associates who
went home in disgust, she saw no reason to leave, citing “other
business” in town, and coolly went to the best hotel in town.
Was there any
violence? Consider what Chatterji has to say: “Ms. Malik FORCIBLY
took my picture with her mobile phone camera!” Wow! What a
horrible crime! Brings back nightmares of my 5th-grade class,
where we 8 boys were terrorized by the 24 girls with constant complaints
of “Teacher! TEACHER! LOOK what this BOY did! DREW A PICTURE OF ME WITH A
TAIL AND HORNS!” etc. etc.
In some primitive
tribal societies like CIIS, that may be a capital offense. Of course, Ms.
Malik could have just typed the associate professor’s name and used the
“Images” option on Google – like I did. I found 20 pictures, many from
CIIS and Pakistani media sites. One cannot help wondering why the People’s
Tribunal Coordinator, never missing a chance to get her picture in the
Pakistani papers, takes so much umbrage at being photographed when it is
to alert Indian villagers to her identity.
What was the “other
business” that kept our heroine in this town where she “feared
retaliation”, like The Boy Who Stood On The Burning Bridge? Within 48
hours, there was a large demonstration by AIDWA, the All India Democratic
Women’s Association (translation: She-Commies), the organization led by
Brinda Karat, wife of Prakash Karat, CPI (M) General Secretary. So maybe
there WAS something to what the FAX said about her antecedents, heh? Say,
if you get a crazy driver “flipping you the bird” on Route 101 in San Jose
(as lewd and violent a declaration of intent as those claimed by Chatterji)
what are YOUR chances of the CPI (M) Queen Bee sending the Cadres to
demonstrate in your cause?
What did Chatterji do
the last time around in Orissa?
Some indications can be found here[v],
along with a
thorough debunking of her propaganda[vi]
a point-by-point rebuttal. Chatterji, of course, failed to defend her
hate literature, but this lets us understand, if not sympathize, with the
locals’ reaction when they found her back under different pretences. The
CIIS’ role in exploiting simple villagers to generate hate propaganda for
cash from dubious sources needs serious investigation.
So What Was the Actual
One wonders what would
have happened if the locals had NOT been warned off in time. Were the
demonstration and all the Petition activity organized on the spur of the
moment, or were they pre-planned? Weren’t the poor locals being set up for
an “incident”? Think back to the curious behavior of Dr. Hans. Consider
how long it must have taken to organize that AIDWA demonstration, with all
the Red Banners and posters. Wasn’t this calculated to start in Orissa
what was so effectively ignited in
Gujarat in 2002?
It was clearly Big
Communist Party, augmented by San Francisco CIIS Power, arrayed against a
small group of third-world villagers. One could almost hear the B-52s
coming in. The locals were not amused, however, at the assault on their
names and honor, and were heard getting ready to file suit for defamation
and slander. The result was amazing. Next day, Our Heroine sent another
letter, informing the Police Chief that what she had sent before was not a
First Information Report of an offense, but just an admonition to the
Chief to “not let such things happen again”!
Instant Umbrage: The
Comrades Discover Petition Online
The Forum of Indian
leftists, the Communist umbrella organization in the
“FOIL Primer”), has discovered Internet Petitions:
Gujarat Chief Minister Modi from Coming to the
funding to Tsunami victims.
protest the NYPD’s questioning of bearded comrade Rakesh Sharma who was
videotaping the Metlife Building in NYC for over 30 minutes nonstop. This
worthy cites his hosts to prove his bona fides, including Arjun Appadurai,
New York college professor. One wonders if this is the same Arjun
Appadurai who signed another FOIL Petition in 2002, “endorsing” the Report
co-authored by Angana Chatterji. The NYPD should be most gratified to hear
what Appadurai and his South Asia cohorts endorsed – the claim that
sending money to help the families of New York Firefighters after the 911
terrorist attacks was proof of “anti-Muslim” behavior, since “all the
attackers were Muslim and most of the victims were non-Muslim”. The same
FOIL gang is also the ones who
chortled about how they conducted demonstrations in New York, flouting
orders from the NYPD and thus snarling traffic.
Petition to get the Rajeev Gandhi Foundation to stop telling the truth
about Gujarat being the best-run state in India, with low crime, high
freedom, and opportunity for all, since it was not in line with
pre-approved Conclusions of the Politburo.
For people who don’t
believe in democracy, the Commies are certainly pleased with Petitions
where the inconvenience of different opinions need not be tolerated. So it
was no surprise that a Petition was cranked out within hours by a CIIS
graduate student (advisor unspecified), addressed to the Ambassador of
India, demanding that the Orissa People’s Tribunal be “Protected”.
Vote Early, Vote Often
Now this is a most
interesting petition. Last seen, it boasted “636 signatures”, but most of
those were “Signature Rejected” and “Line Voided”. Perhaps Comrade
Rejected and Comrade Voided are top leaders in CIIS, AIDWA, AID-India or
in the Marxist Politburo and practise General Musharraf’s Referendum
policy: “Vote Early. Vote Often”.
The full list of signatures approved by the CIIS Petition Originators
after due diligence as of Monday morning, June 20, was posted on the
internet by some far-sighted person. The start of the list is a veritable
Who’s Who of the FOIL. But it gets much more interesting.
There is the doyenne
of Petition-Signors, Kamala Visweswaran. Try “Google” with her name and
“Petition”: seventy-nine came up! Almost as many as Mr. Shrikumar
Poddar’s organizations and fund-raising schemes. There was the legendary
“Kutti Chatthan”, more feared by Malayalee children than even Prakash and
Brinda Karat. Marwan Al Shehhi, the Sep, 11 terrorist, had taken time out
from Houristan to sign, as did the Muttahida Jehad Council. There was “Dr.
SemilyTerait CIIS alumna” and “Bev Aquoof, CIIS Student” They joined
legendary (notorious) Naxal terrorist figures Kanu Sanyal, described as an
“Honorary Fellow, CPI (MLM) Politburo”, and Charu Mazumdar, now described
as a political activist in the so-called “charity”, AID-India. Many
AID-India signatories described themselves as “Political Activists”. This
might appear a bit curious to the IRS examiner, given AID-India’s 501c3
claims, but shouldn’t surprise desis familiar with AID-India’s recent
history and Communist links.
Signature Approval and
Freedom of Expression – CIIS style
Pakistan American Alliance, AID-India’s Comrades-in-Banners as they
marched under the “Allah will Destroy
India” signs in San
Francisco, were conspicuous by their absence. It is unthinkable that an
anti-Indian Petition by the FOIL not have the usual compliment of
Pakistanis telling Indians how to run a free democracy. Perhaps they had
all been “Signature Rejected” or “Line Voided”. How former Comrades fall
out! The “purge” was reminiscent of the news from Beijing during the Red
"She could be here in cool San Francisco, but she's over there in hot
India really pushing for the people”.
Subbiondo of California Institute of Integral Studies,
explaining the heroism of CIIS faculty in visiting India during the
Now you can’t see most of these names on the Petition any more.
Following their posting on internet forums, and unkind user comments,
(and perhaps a few questions from the IRS, DHS, FBI etc.) their names
were “line voided” or “signature rejected”. Just like AID-India
“purging” their websites following questions about their DYFI / CPI
(M/L/M) connections in January of this year.
But the Communist -
Islamist Alliance wasn’t absent after all. The San Francisco Chronicle, in
breathless article by one Mark Williams and Jehangir Mocha[vii],
explained the grave situation where the “Professor” had suffered the
equivalent of the flipped middle finger. It is common practice, the expert
journalists explained, for Indian “high caste Hindus” to strip and parade
women, and then chop them up. Oh! I wonder, though, if it is as common as
Editors at tenth-rate American newspapers publishing garbage written by
bigots without checking facts, as long as it fits racist stereotypes?
But the June 2005 Hot
Air Prize must surely go to President Subbiondo’s declaration about how
heroic his faculty member is: "She could be here in cool San
Francisco, but she's over there in hot India really pushing for the
Hmmm! I suppose CIIS
will be awarding honorary doctorates to the hordes of heroic Winnebago
drivers swaying down Interstate 95 this June from “cool”
and Detroit, down to “hot” Miami and Key West? And all those other heroes
and heroines braving the hot sun in near birthday suit, on the beaches?
Yes, CIIS President
Subbiondo, please accept my deepest concern for the safety of your faculty
member and her bruised vanity. And please, as a token of our admiration
for her courage in going to “hot” India, tell us where we can send her an
umbrella and dark glasses, and a false nose like Inspector Clouseu so she
can go “incognito” to her Tribunal’s next deposition, now that her photo
has been posted at the Post Office in so many Indian villages.
An Open Letter on the
asks some tough questions about CIIS’ recent practices and ethics[viii].
President Subbiondo might want to read that. I would agree that it must be
“amazing”, as CIIS alumni state, for students to sit in a
during the reign of Governor “Terminator” and hear a teacher say: “I am a
Communist, my father is a Communist, my grandfather was a Communist”.
So you see, dear
Reader? I bet you’ve already forgotten all about those Indian children
whose policeman daddies, their heroes, won’t be coming home, having been
“liberated” by the Comrades. Or those children and mothers lying in pieces
on the road, in the burning debris of a “liberated” bus. Courtesy of the
Communist Party. And that was the point of all the petitions and
demonstrations and noise. Not one of those friends of CIIS, those
India-experts, CIIS “Professors”, can be found shedding a tear for those
kids. The Red Badge of Umbrage has been managed smoothly to cover up the
bloody hands of the Communist terrorists. Download their names before they
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“It's now a Maoist jihad that makes India stunned”. Times of India,
June 24, 2005. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1151421.cms
“Maoist rebels kill two
Christians in India” http://www.worthynews.com/news-features/maoist-rebel.html
Catherine Phillip, “Maoist “Liberators” kill 36 passengers on packed
bus”. June 7, 2005. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1643847,00.html
Angana Chatterji, “Hindu Nationalism and Orissa: Minorities As Other”.
Published in: Communalism Combat. Human Rights Magazine. India.
February-March 2004; Issue No. 96 . http://groups.yahoo.com/group/uttorshuri/message/2409
Mark Williams, Jehangir Pocha, “S.F. professor fears Hindu retaliation
Militants threaten rape over investigations
of caste tension, she says” San Francisco Chronicle Foreign Service,
Thursday, June 23, 2005. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?...MNG7ADDAE11.DTL
Open Letter to CIIS. http://www.petitiononline.com/foilciis/petition.html
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