A Factual Response to the Hate Attack on the India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF)
 © Friends of India and Authors of the Report
 
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Table of Contents

AUTHORS
 
SYNOPSIS
   
INTRODUCTION
Objective
Theoretical Framework
Methodological Framework
Deconstructing the Sabrang/FOIL Report
Constructing our Narrative
   
I. COUNTERING A CALCULATED CAMPAIGN OF CALUMNY
   
II. THE INDIA DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF FUND
A.

Founder

B.

Organization

C.

IDRF key office bearers

     
III.

IDRF SISTER ORGANIZATIONS

A. Single-Teacher Schools
B.

Vikasan Foundation

C.

Yoga Bharati & Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation        

D. Samskrit Bharati
E.

Sewa International

F.

Bharat Vikas Parishad

G.

IDRF affiliates in India

     
IV.

VOLUNTEERISM AT ITS BEST

A. Volunteers’ Backgrounds
B. Administration of funds
C. How Are Recipients Chosen?  Application Process, Vetting, and Selection of Recipients
D.

Who Are the Recipients?

1.

Accomplishments and Awards

2.

Support From Other Indian-American Charities

     
V.

THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK FUNDED BY IDRF

A. Relief and Rehabilitation Work
B. Development
C. Misrepresentation Of The IDRF-funded Work
   
VI. IDRF AND RSS
A. Shadowy and Elusive?
B. “Hinduization” Program?
C. ”Funding Hate”?
D. Funding of RSS Programs
   
VII. LIES, MORE LIES, AND NOTHING BUT LIES
A. The Propaganda Dissemination Network
B. Foreign Funding – Some Comparisons
   
VIII. MANUFACTURING LIES, ENGINEERING DISSENT
A. Conceptually Ambiguous, Operationally Invalid
B. Citations from prejudiced sources
C. The Network of the Left
1. Biju Mathew
2. Sabrang Communications
   
IX. SUMMING UP: CAN WE NEGOTIATE FROM CORNERS?
 
  ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS 
     
 
Appendix A Cisco’s Criteria for The Matching Gifts Program
Appendix B Attack on IDRF:  Little Method to Their Madness
Appendix C IDRF Office Bearers
Appendix D The Gift of Education
Appendix E Gurukulas—Where Students Aren’t Merely Schooled
Appendix F IDRF Funds Distribution Analysis
Appendix G Accolades for IDRF supported NGOs
Appendix H Additional Funding for IDRF supported NGOs
Appendix I Gujarat Earthquake Relief and Rehabilitation
Appendix J Foreign Funding to the Church
Appendix K “Stop Funding Hate” Discussion On H-ASIA Group
Appendix L Christians Organizations Get Lion’s Share of Foreign Funds
Appendix M An Expose Of “Hate Report” Authors
Appendix N The Leftist Attack on IDRF
Appendix O Attack On Holy Family Church In Mysore
Appendix P Orissa Super Cyclone Relief and Rehabilitation
 
 

For further information about this report please contact Dr. Ramesh N. Rao at ramesh@truman.edu or Dr. Narayanan Komerath at narayanan@att.net

Note: The appendices to this report are many, and some of them are lengthy.  We wanted to provide readers certain complete essays and reports because they allow readers easy access to relevant and important information. 

Resources: Readers of this report are directed to visit the following web sites for continuing updates and analysis of the Sabrang/FOIL report, as well as the public stances taken by the authors of the Sabrang/FOIL report:

“A Critical Look At The Organized Labor Of Hate” http://www.geocities.com/charcha_2000/essays/critlook_1.html

“Let India Develop Campaign”— http://www.letindiadevelop.org/

“The Attack on the IDRF: A Labor of Hate”- http://djdetroitdesi.50megs.com/IDRF/

Permission is granted to websites to link their readership to this report. Friends of India does not necessarily endorse the linking site or its contents.

 
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