Rohit Vyasmaan

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Rohit K. Vyasmaan (born August 20, 1970 in New Delhi, India) is the head of the American branch of Hindu youth organisation Bajrang Dal. He moved to the United States with his family when he was thirteen years old, and now lives in Flushing, Queens.[1]

Professionally RK Vyasmaan holds a degree in Chemical Engineering. He is also linked to the Jewish Kach and Kahanist movements as well as Hindu-Jewish Unity movement.[2] His website has been blocked by India's largest ISPs on the orders of the Mumbai Chief of Police[2] and Outlook India calls it "The most rabid website ... complete with a "hit list" of all the enemies of Hinduism and their dripping blood",[3] while Tehelka says it contains "Very obvious hate speech".[4]

Hindu Unity[edit]

Hindu Unity ( was a Hindu nationalist advocacy website funded by Indian American Rohit Vyasmaan, the head of the American branch of the Hindu organization Bajrang Dal. The website described itself as the official site of Bajrang Dal.[5] featured articles on the history of Hinduism and the conflict between Hindus and Muslims in South Asia[5] It carried articles against the Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and featured a "hit list" targeting people it considered anti-Hindu.[6][7]

Vyasmaan started the website in March 2000. In 2001, the website's host 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.[5] In May 2004, the website was blocked by several Indian ISPs for its anti-Islam content, on the request of the Mumbai Police commissioner.[6] Subsequently, in 2006, it was blocked by the Government of India's Department of Telecommunications.[7]

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  1. ^ New York Times
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ Outlook India
  4. ^ filename=hub101406the_discreet.asp Tehelka
  5. ^ a b c Dean E. Murphy (2001-06-02). "Two Unlikely Allies Come Together in Fight Against Muslims". New York Times.
  6. ^ a b Priya Ganapati (2006-05-27). "Mumbai police gag". Rediff.
  7. ^ a b "Blog blockade will be lifted in 48 hours". Rediff. 2006-07-19.

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