Coalition Against Genocide

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The Coalition Against Genocide is a coalition of about 40 organisations mostly based in the United States and Canada, as well as individuals, who aim to respond to the 2002 Gujarat riots, which they refer to as the "Gujarat genocide", in order to "demand accountability and justice."[1] The coalition of organisations protested against the visit of Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, to the United States in March 2005.[1] Modi was denied a visa and did not visit the U.S. at that time.[2]

History[edit]

Angana Chatterji helped form and worked with the Coalition Against Genocide. The Coalition was subject to much public targeting after some incriminating documents[3] and an anti-Chatterji online petition to the President and Board of Trustees of CIIS appeared.[4]

In July 2008, the coalition again protested against another visit by Modi to the United States, claiming that "the conditions under which he was denied a visa in 2005 remain largely unchanged and the minority community in the state continues to face human rights violations.[5][6][7] Modi was again denied a visa by the United States State Department.[8]

Shaikh Ubaid was another founding member of Coalition Against Genocide.[9] Ubaid has formed a new activist group named Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), which he says comprises "most organizations and individuals who were part of Coalition Against Genocide (CAG)".[10]

Coalition members[edit]

The coalition claims the following members:[11]

Claimed member Declared affiliation of member,
per registration or charter documents
Status Reference
Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia (ASDSA) [12]
Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA) Plural Affiliate of Friends of South Asia [13]
American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) Muslim [14]
Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) Muslim [15]
Association of South Asian Progressives (ASAP) Not operating, Unregistered entity [16]
Building Bridges of Understanding Coalition (BB) Muslim [17]
Coalition for a Secular and Democratic India (CSDI) Not operating, Unregistered entity [16]
Campaign to Stop Funding Hate (CSFH) Anti-Hindutva [18]
Center for Study and Research in South Asia (CERAS, Montreal) Not operating, Unregistered entity [16]
Coalition against Communalism (CAC) Not operating, On hiatus [19]
Dharma Megha Inc See Vedanta Society of East Lansing Legally registered as Vedanta Society of East Lansing
(Double counted)
[20]
EKTA Not operating, On hiatus [21]
Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations of North America (FIACONA) Not operating, not registered with IRS [22][23]
Forum of Inquilabi Leftists (FOIL) Muslim Linked to INSAF [24]
Foundation For Pluralism Not operating, Unregistered entity [25]
Friends of South Asia (FOSA) Plural Active on South Asian, and non-South Asia Arab issues [26]
Indian Christian Forum (ICF) Not operating, Unregistered entity [16]
Indian Muslim Educational Foundation of North America (IMEFNA) Muslim Registered non-profit, politically active [27]
Indian Muslim Council-USA (IMC-USA) Muslim Renamed to: Indian American Muslim Council [28]
Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) Muslim Connected to 100 Muslim organization in India [29]
Indian Progressive Study Group of Los Angeles (IPSG-LA) Not operating, Unregistered entity [16]
International South Asia Forum (INSAF) Plural, Leftist [30]
Manavi (An organization for South Asian women) Plural Signed a letter on Gujarat in 2004,
no comment thereafter
[31]
Muslim Youth Awareness Alliance (MYAA) Muslim Not active after 2011 [32]
NRI's for Secular and Harmonious India (NRI-SAHI) Not operating, Unregistered entity
Linked to EKTA
[33]
Organizing Youth (OY) Not operating, Unregistered entity
Linked to EKTA, Youth Solidarity Summer
[34]
Policy Institute For Religion And State (PIFRAS) Plural Issued a note on Gujarat in 2002 that
dialogue is needed without being anti-Hindu,
Does not claim membership to coalition
[35]
Sikh American Heritage Organization (SAHO) Not operating, Unregistered entity [36]
Sneha (A network for women of South Asian origin) Plural No statement on Gujarat;
Does not claim membership to coalition
[37]
South Asian Collective (SAC) Not operating, Unregistered entity [36]
South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection (SAMAR) Plural Mostly Muslim issues [38]
South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD, Canada) Muslim, Leftist Canada, spin off of NRISAD [39]
South Asian Progressive Action Collective (SAPAC) Plural Issued a note on Gujarat in 2010 that
dialogue is needed between Hindu and Muslim,
against Mumbai terror and need to protect Muslims as well,
Does not claim membership to coalition
[40]
Students For Bhopal (SFB) Bhopal related, Anti-Dow No statement on Gujarat;
Does not claim membership to coalition
[41]
Supporters of Human Rights in India (SHRI) Muslim Not operating, Unregistered entity [16]
The Organization of Universal Communal Harmony (TOUCH) Not operating, Unregistered entity [42]
Vaishnava Center for Enlightenment Hindu Issued a note and TV video on Gujarat,
urging dialogue between Hindus and Muslims,
Does not claim membership to coalition
[43]
Vedanta Society of East Lansing Legal name is Dharma Megha Inc.
Michigan State official records
Issued a note that dialogue and peace is
needed between Hindu and Muslim,
Does not claim membership to coalition
[20]
Voices for Freedom (VFF) Sikh Published an author's opinion on Gujarat in 2009,
Does not claim membership to coalition
[44]
World Tamil Organisation (WTO) Legal name is World Thamil Organization, Inc. Does not claim membership to coalition [45]
Youth Solidarity Summer (YSS) Muslim, Leftist Not active after 2007 [46]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Mathew, Biju (2005-08-11). "Stop Funding Hate". Z Communications. Retrieved 2008-12-18. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Inhuman rights". intoday.in. 
  4. ^ Online Petition: See FOILCIIS petition on Petition Online (link blocked by Wikipedia)
  5. ^ "US association against visa to Modi". Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad. 2008-07-03. Archived from the original on 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  6. ^ Jha, Lalit K (2008-07-02). "Deny US visa to Modi: NRI panel to Rice". New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV). Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  7. ^ Shourie, Dharam (2008-07-03). "Indian Americans divided over invitation to Narendra Modi". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  8. ^ "US refuses visa to hate agent Narendra Modi, snubs Indian establishment". World Sikh News. 2008-09-03. Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  9. ^ Amid the euphoria, protests too await Modi in US The Hindu, September 23 2014
  10. ^ Amid the euphoria, protests too await Modi in US The Hindu, September 23 2014
  11. ^ "Home - Coalition Against Genocide (CAG)". coalitionagainstgenocide.org. 
  12. ^ "Background of the group". southasiaalliance.org. 
  13. ^ "ASATA". asata.org. 
  14. ^ "Index of /". afmi.org. 
  15. ^ http://www.aimamerica.org/
  16. ^ a b c d e f https://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Search-for-Charities
  17. ^ "Building Bridges of Understanding". ias.org. 
  18. ^ "Campaign to Stop Funding Hate". stopfundinghate.org. 
  19. ^ "Coalition Against Communalism". ektaonline.org. 
  20. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  21. ^ "EKTA". ektaonline.org. 
  22. ^ "FIACONA". fiacona.org. 
  23. ^ https://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organizations-Select-Check
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-20. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  26. ^ "Friends of South Asia (FOSA)". friendsofsouthasia.org. 
  27. ^ "Nonprofit Report for INDIAN MUSLIM EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF NORTH AMERICA". guidestar.org. 
  28. ^ "About Us". Indian American Muslim Council. 
  29. ^ "Charity Navigator Rating - Indian Muslim Relief and Charities". Charity Navigator. 
  30. ^ "Founding Declaration". insafbulletin.net. 
  31. ^ http://www.manavi.org/documents/manavinewsletter2004.pdf
  32. ^ "Nonprofit Report for MUSLIM YOUTH AWARENESS ALLIANCE". guidestar.org. 
  33. ^ "NRI's for a Secular and Harmonious India". ektaonline.org. 
  34. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2004-05-25. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  35. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  36. ^ a b "Search Results". guidestar.org. 
  37. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  38. ^ http://samarmagazine.org/
  39. ^ "Our History". SANSAD. 
  40. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  41. ^ "International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal". studentsforbhopal.org. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. 
  42. ^ "Nonprofit Report for THE ORGANIZATION FOR UNIVERSAL COMMUNAL HARMONY TOUCH". guidestar.org. 
  43. ^ "South Asian Development Partnership, UK". southasian.org.uk. 
  44. ^ "Profile". voicesforfreedom.org. 
  45. ^ "உலகத் தமிழ் அமைப்பு – Introduction". worldthamil.org. 
  46. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 

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