30 September, 2020

'If The Money Was Used To Foment Violence, It Could Fall Under US Anti-Terrorism

Dave Hawxhurst
'If The Money Was Used To Foment Violence, It Could Fall Under US Anti-Terrorism
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In June, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom convened a hearing on the communal violence in Gujarat and the US response to it. Among those who testified was Robert M. Hathaway, director of the Asia Programme at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, who demanded an inquiry into fund-raising activities in the US by groups implicated in the Gujarat violence. Excerpts from an interview:

In your testimony you asked the commission to recommend an inquiry into fund-raising activities in the US by groups implicated in the Gujarat violence. Do you have specific groups in mind?
I have no idea whether or not there have been violations of law. But I do know that a number of different people in the community have raised questions, or have made specific accusations that money raised in the Indian-American community, either from US citizens of Indian origin or from NRIs, allegedly for one purpose—humanitarian or religious—has been devoted to fund extremist groups who may well have had a hand in the...
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