Amnesty International today announced that it was halting its India operations. ” Amnesty International India Halts Its Work On Upholding Human Rights In India Due To Reprisal From Government Of India,” Amnesty tweeted. ” The complete freezing of Amnesty International India’s bank accounts by the Government of India which it came to know on 10 September 2020, brings all the work being done by the organization to a grinding halt,” it added.
While this announcement was met with the usual cries of intolerance and fascism by India’s far-left extremist fringe, over the years, Amnesty International has proven itself to be an exceedingly dangerous force that was actively looking to destabilize and break India. Here are 10 instances which show how Amnesty International was decidedly anti-India.
1.Supporting terror groups
Under the garb of being a humanitarian organization, Amnesty International was allegedly actively supporting terrorist groups. This was claimed by its own former gender head Gita Sahgal in 2016. “Gita Sahgal had reportedly slammed the NGO for its continued support to Kashmiri terror groups,” a report from Firstpost said.
2. Spreading Fake News On Police Encounters
Amnesty International has also been in the dock for spreading falsehoods that could spread panic among people. The NGO had tweeted that over 900 people had been killed in police encounters in Uttar Pradesh between March 2017 and Jan 2018, but this claim was rebutted by the UP Police itself. “Dear @AIIndia we beg ur pardon but there’s a major human error in ur numbers, unless U have redefined D injured & dead as alike! With due respect to the 37 dead V request you to respect the ones alive & Not declare them dead! We’ll make sure our legal notice is better researched,” the UP Police had publicly responded.
3. Spreading Propaganda on Kashmir issue
Apart from supporting terror groups in Kashmir as alleged by its former employee, Amnesty International also selectively spread propaganda to fit its narratives. In June this year, Amnesty International had shared the name and picture of a boy who’d allegedly been hit by pellet guns in Kashmir, but a month later said that the Kashmir Police had broken the law by sharing the pictures of a three-year boy it had rescued from terrorists.
In another case, Amnesty sought to attack the J&K Police when a stone pelter was involved in an accident with one of its trucks while attacking it.
4. Oppossing the death penalty in the Nirbhaya case
Even after India’s Supreme Court, after years of investigation, had given the perpetrators of the brutal Nirbhaya gangrape the death penalty, Amnesty International sought to oppose it. “The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the death penalty for the accused in the Nirbhaya case is an unfortunate step towards the continued use of the death penalty in India,” it tweeted.
5. Attacking India’s minorities and lower castes
Amnesty International insinuated that more people from lower caste and religious minorities commit sexual abuse against children. “Introducing the death penalty in child sexual abuse cases “is likely to send more poor, lower caste and religious minority accused to death row,” Amnesty International tweeted.
6. Claiming that most extremists are Hindu and not Muslim
A lot can be known about an organization from the beliefs of its leaders. Aakar Patel, who headed Amnesty India, wrote a whole article claiming that most extremists were Hindu and not Muslim, which is a laughable absurdity that has no basis in fact. Patel added data from Maoist violence and violence in the north east which isn’t religiously motivated in his calculations to make the bizarre claim.
7. Advocating violence against Brahmins
In 2018, a “human rights activist” associated with Amnesty International India as per his Twitter bio, advocated violence against Brahmins in a tweet. ” Learn from Tamil Nadu as the Statue of Periyar was broken there was no protest but straightaway they attacked the Brahmins and cut their scared thread. This is hitting the root, RSS is afraid when Brahmins are attacked. This is their real weakness,” the activist had said in the tweet that was later deleted.
8. Claiming that India was secular despite Hindus, not because of them
Even though India is the only secular country in south Asia, which is thanks mainly to its tolerant Hindu majority, Amnesty India’s Aakar Patel claimed in an article that India is secular despite Hindus, not because of them. The article was published in the Congress mouthpiece, National Herald.
9. Saying that BJP was the real enemy during Ladakh standoff against China
Even as the country had rallied together after 20 Indian soliders were martyred in a clash with the Chinese, Aakar Patel sought to politicize the issue, saying that China wasn’t the real enemy, but the BJP was.
10. Inciting Muslims to demand a separate electorate
And if there was any other proof required that Amnesty International was looking to deepen the divide between India’s various communities, Aakar Patel incited Indian Muslims to demand a separate electorate for themselves.
Given its stances, what’s more surprising is how a foreign, UK-based NGO was allowed to peddle its propaganda in India all this while. India’s citizens would hope that Amnesty’s exit from India is only the first step in demolishing the foreign NGO-left liberal nexus that, over the years, has been looking to weaken and destroy India from within.