Hindu Unity

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Hindu Unity (hinduunity.org) was a Hindu nationalist advocacy website funded by Indian American Rohit Vyasmaan, the head of the American branch of the Hindu fundamentalist organization Bajrang Dal. The website described itself as the official site of Bajrang Dal.[1]

Hinduunity.org featured articles on the history of Hinduism and the conflict between Hindus and Muslims in South Asia. It urged the Hindus "to stand up and take arms" against the Indian Muslims, and "exterminate and banish" them.[1] It carried articles against the Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and featured a "hit list" targeting people it considered anti-Hindu.[2][3]

Vyasmaan started the website in March 2000. In 2001, the website's host Addr.com canceled its contract in 2001, calling it a hate site after receiving complaints about offensive content. Vyasmaan then contacted the Jewish followers of Meir Kahane, who helped him find a new webhost.[1] In May 2004, the website was blocked by several Indian ISPs for its anti-Islam content, on the request of the Mumbai Police commissioner.[2] Subsequently, in 2006, it was blocked by the Government of India's Department of Telecommunications.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Dean E. Murphy (2001-06-02). "Two Unlikely Allies Come Together in Fight Against Muslims". New York Times. 
  2. ^ a b Priya Ganapati (2006-05-27). "Mumbai police gag hinduunity.org". Rediff. 
  3. ^ a b "Blog blockade will be lifted in 48 hours". Rediff. 2006-07-19. 

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