[OPE-L:7255] Important links to Gujarat carnage

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@stanford.edu)
Date: Fri May 24 2002 - 13:51:11 EDT


IMPORTANT LINKS TO GUJARAT CARNAGE
VIEWS OF BUSINESS LEADERS/JUDICIARY/EDITORIALS/NRI FUNDING FOR VHP, etc.

ONE OF THE FIRST INDIAN BUSINESS LEADERS TO SPEAK UP:
Deepak Parekh HDFC Chairman
Indian Express Exclusive 3/28/2002--India Inc. speaks up: If govt cant
protect lives, it should go
"Which kind of govt allows killings of women, children?...Home Minister, even
the Prime Minister should take their share of blame"
http://www.indian-express.com/archive_frame.php

THE COST OF VIOLENCE TO THE ECONOMY OF GUJARAT and INDIA:
Aditya Chatterjee
"Why Gujarat is becoming a high-risk investment?"
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=7958553

Raju Bist--Asia Times Online
"Body-blow to Gujarat business"
http://www.atimes.com/ind-pak/dd23Df01.html

MORE BUSINESS LEADERS SPEAK UP:
  Cyrus Guzder--At the CII Annual Day Ahmedabad 3/30/2002
"Is Secularism good for business?"
Anu Aga--From the CII Website
"Gujarat at Cross Roads"
http://www.ciionline.org/Multimedia_Res/political_economy.html

THE COST OF SPEAKING UP:
Sucheta Dalal--Indian Express
"Pressure Tactics"--Describes government pressure on business leaders who
dare to speak out
http://www.indian-express.com/full_story.php?content_id=885

BUSINESS LEADERS IN INDIA CONTINUE SPEAKING UP, NEVERTHELESS:
Veeshal Bakshi
Financial Express "Modi Boys Find Going Tough With India Inc"--Reports on CII
meeting in Delhi and the speech by Anu Aga, CEO, Thermax
http://www.financialexpress.com/fearchive_frame.php

Editorial--Financial Express
"Corporate Social Responsibility-CII and Ficci must speak out on Gujarat"
http://www.financialexpress.com/fearchive_frame.php

Reports from Financial Express
"World Watches As India Inc Gropes On Gujarat"
"Mind Your Business Image, US Corps Tell New Delhi"
"Gujarat Events A Tragedy For India, Says Frank Wisner"
"Nervous Overseas Clients Want Explanations: Zensar Chief"
http://www.financialexpress.com/fearchive_frame.php
"CEO Coalition Is Concerned Over Gujarat Fallout: Cummins Chief --Its not
just Deepak Parekh and Anu Aga, now Ravi Venkatesan joins them"
http://www.financialexpress.com/fearchive_frame.php




THE JUDICIAL VIEW:
Retd. Chief Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer
"The Gujarat Syndrome"--Among other things, ties the infamous VHP pamphlet
(calling for a boycott of  Muslims in Gujarat) to specific sections of Indian
Penal Penal Code
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2002/05/13/stories/2002051301581200.htm

A MAINSTREAM HINDU WAKES UP:
P.N. Shankar
"Saving Hinduism from the VHP--A mainstream Hindu's rude awakening to the
sinister designs of the Sangh Parivar
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2002/05/07/stories/2002050700140200.htm

A PROMINENT GUJARATI SPEAKS OUT:
I G Patel
"To call Narendra Modi Chhote Sardar is an insult of that great man"
The first of a series in which eminent Gujaratis speak about the riots that
have engulfed and traumatised their native state. Directly calls on NRIs to
stop funding VHP
http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/apr/30guest.htm

VHP/BAJRANG DAL/IDRF/NRI FUNDING OF HINDUTVA VIOLENCE:
MK Venu
"PLATFORM: Hindutva rate of growth"--Op-Ed directly calling on NRIs to stop
funding VHP/Bajrang Dal. Also refers specifically to Gujarati NRIs support
for Hindutva forces
http://www.hindustantimes.com/nonfram/arcscript/htarchive.asp

Amberish K Diwanji
"NRIs need a new mantra"--General indictment of NRIs for opposing secularism
http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/mar/20akd.htm

Profile/Biju Mathew
"In god's name"--an older article about NRIs and VHP-America
http://www.rediff.com/news/1998/jan/03vhp.htm

Vijay Prashad and Biju Mathew
"Deceit of the Right"--Study of the Hindu Right in the United States and
Funding issues
http://www.himalmag.com/99Dec/deceit.htm

Biju Mathew and Vijay Prashad
"The protean forms of Yankee Hindutva"--Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies,
Taylor and Francis Journals May 2000--A scholarly look into VHP-America and
its funding by NRIs
http://www.catchword.com/titles/routledg/01419870/v23n3/contp1-1.htm



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