Greta Thunberg exposed the dark underbelly of the global campaign against India when she inadvertently shared the ‘toolkit’ that was created to build international pressure on India. Since then, multiple revelations are being made every day. The most recent revelation involves Indian Express columnist Suraj Yengde.
Rajiv Pandit, a member of the Board of Directors of the Hindu American Foundation, revealed that Suraj Yengde had shared a $25,000 grant with the Poetic Justice Foundation (PJF) for a project on ‘Caste in Canada: The Unheard Stories of Dalit Canadians’. The PJF is a Khalistani org founded by self-proclaimed Khalistanis.
So @IndianExpress, you report that Poetic Justice Foundation is pro-Khalistan & anti-India. But your columnist @surajyengde shared a $25,000 grant with PJF. You didn’t censure him for his anti-Hindu activism/tweets. Now will u take action?https://t.co/Ce5Pz3ubTc— Rajiv Pandit (@rajiv_pandit) February 19, 2021
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Expert on foreign funding of NGOs, @by2kaafi, pointed out to us that the grant was paid by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada’s federal research funding agency.
The toolkit makes it event that it was always part of PJF’s intention to denigrate the ‘Yoga-Chai’ image of India. One wonders if the research project in question is a part of atrocity literature to be created to slander India’s image abroad.
Suraj Yengde, the PJF collaborator, is a Harvard alumni and regularly appears on foreign platforms and in the media to peddle atrocity literature. Given his collaboration with PJF, it cannot be denied that he could be a cultivated asset to tarnish India’s reputation.
The role of Canadian government institutions also comes into question. Only recently, Citizens Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, peddled a propaganda report top give a clean chit to ‘Urban Naxal’ Rona Wilson arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case.
Apart from its association with the Canadian government, the Citizens Lab has also received donations from dubious sources such as the Ford Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Foundation, HIVOS and other organisations of the Canadian Government.
For the Indian Express, Suraj Yengde penned columns such as ‘Charge of Dalit patriarchy is now being used to put down any assertion of being Dalit’ and ‘The Hathras atrocity proves yet again that caste solidarity is firmer than anything else’.
Other columns include ‘Whatever we have today in Brahminism is a twisted history of Buddha’s work’.