Hindu Students Council (HSC) has put out a series of tweets denouncing the Hinduphobic/Hindumisic attack launched against it on social media claiming the group was working as a puppet of groups in the US and overseas.
The organization has stated that it is neither affiliated with any party nor follows a particular political ideology. Additionally, decisions taken by the body are undertaken independently, and it doesn’t consult any external entity thereby attempting to silence the organization by equating it with any foreign entity amount to a xenophobic attack on a religious micro-minority.
They have reiterated the point that the body has students from diverse traditions and nationalities as its members in addition to the fact that it is an independent organization that aims at providing a platform for Hindus and non-Hindus to learn about and celebrate Sanatan Dharma traditions in college and high school campuses.
“Making unsubstantiated claims about the political agendas of people who are simply practicing Hinduism accusing those who organize around or speak about Hinduphobia (including the persecution of Hindus) of being agents or pawns of violent, oppressive political agendas are prominent examples of Hinduphobia”, concludes HSC.
It appears from tweets by credible handles that Audrey Truschke is behind the campaign to discredit HSC.
Audrey Trushcke is a known Hinduphobe who has had a run-in with students at Rutgers University where she teaches for her Hindumisic remarks. Even when the University acknowledged the concerns of students from the religious micro-minority community, its response left a lot to be desired.
It has become a routine affair for Aurangzebists (Aurangzeb apologists) like Truschke to adopt smear campaigns as a weapon against those they want to silence. The attack on Vikram Sampath initiated by Truschke can also be aptly construed as a method to discredit credible voices that bust their propaganda. That a student body of an American University is being targeted by its own professor only because they raise genuine concerns of the community.
It is important to note that this attack on HSC comes as the organization gears up for its second Understanding Hinduphobia conference to be held sometime in April this year.