October 6th, 2010 12:29 pm PT
On 141st anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi’s birthday, the Organization of Minorities of India (California) staged a unique protest in San Francisco on October 2, 2010. Protesters gathered at Ferry Building at 11 AM where a statue of M.K. Gandhi stands since 1988. Demonstrators held banners and distributed flyers to send the message that Gandhi’s non-violence was merely a facade to practice covert violence, racist ideology, andimmoral and deviant sexual behavior. They demanded that his statue should be removed, and replaced either with that of an American Hero or Dr. B.R. Ambedkar who was a great Human Rights activist and an Alumni of Columbia University New York .
An excerpt from the inscription at the foot of the statue reads ” My Life is My Message”. Protesters said that Americans only know “egalitarian pacifist myth” of his life.” To know Gandhi’s complete message, people should also know how he lived his life.
One of the organizers, Bhajan Singh said, “We want to highlight how one political party of India has been complicit in fabricating Gandhi’s history since 1948 and trying to fool the whole world. Gandhi’s non-violence is entirely a myth that demands a serious academic and historical scrutiny. Such a deconstruction of Gandhi’s imaginary life is significant to probe its correlation with ongoing “terrorism” and “Genocide.” in the world. Violence phenomenally increased wherever Gandhi’s involvement remained equivocal. Gandhi had a very suspicious affinity with Hitler on the one hand, and Jews and Palestinians on the other. His involvement in Middle East, Kashmir, Pakistan and Afghanistan from 1921- 1948 need to be reviewed. These very areas continue to be gripped in violence ever since then.” Bhajan Singh further declared that Gandhi, an upper caste Hindu considered himself superior to Africans who he said were‘Kaffirs’ living like animals, and sought a preferential treatment in South Africa.
Mohan Ram, another organizer revealed that Gandhi defended Hindus’ tyranny against Untouchables who were robbed of their dreams of independence. He said “Gandhi collaborated with the British and upper caste billionaires to torture Untouchables physically and psychologically. Even the leader of the Untouchables, B.R. Ambedkar, a PhD from Columbia University New York was not spared. Gandhi’s true life has been documented in Ambedkar’s writings spanning in 23 volumes. Gandhi used covert violence to get non-Hindu freedom fighters eliminated.”
All parades that Gandhi organized in India were violent. Gandhi’s followers set fire to a police station at Chauri Chaura in 1922 and killed 21 policemen.
In 1921, his followers killed American Citizen in Bombay. William Doherty was a young engineer who was killed by Gandhis’ followers because he was different from them. Victim’s wife, Mrs. Doherty was harassed and tempted not to drag Gandhi in the murder.
His much publicized ‘experiments with truth’, in fact, embody his shifty, slippery and quite often contradictory standpoints. His rejection for Nobel Peace Prize five times, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947 & 1948, was based on his suspicious credentials.
Prem Kumar Chumber, Chief Editor ofwww.ambedkartimes.com said that Gandhi defrauded non-Hindu minorities and Untouchables. He observed 21 fasts in his life, all were against the interests of Untouchables and their leaders. He incited Hindu mobs against Dr. B. R. Ambedkar when Poona Pact was signed in 1932. Dr. Ambedkar recorded that Poona Pact was ratified against his will by shelving the Communal Award. Under Article 25 of Indian Constitution, religious identity of Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jainis, was subordinated to the institutions of Hinduism.
The campaign of India to install Gandhi’s bronze statue all over the world has been ongoing process since 1948. With these efforts, Gandhis’ non-violence is taught in school books almost all over the world. His birthday in 2007 was adopted for observing International Non-violence Day.
But ironically non-violence, Satyagraha, and Ahmisa failed to change India for the better.Amnesty International report grilled India forviolation of human rights. But India has greater resilience to get away with all the crimes on record. One of the protesters said that the statue business is just a smokescreen to cover the actual violence. On being asked how we can end intolerance and hatred, he said “Don’t put idols of those who practiced intolerance and hatred in their actual life.”