NEW YORK: The Forum for Gandhi Heritage Organisation and other likeminded associations held a peaceful protest rally outside the United Nations headquarters on October 2.
About 500 people from around the US joined the protest objecting to UN'sacceptance of the Indian Congress president Sonia Gandhi to represent Mahatma Gandhi on International Non-Violence Day.
The UN had declared October 2 as the International Day of Non-Violence as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi represented India at the UN function.
The protestors believed that Sonia Maino Gandhi'spolicies and actions are in total contradiction to what Mahatma Gandhi stood for and her surname is a misrepresentation of Gandhi'sname.
Instead of a true Gandhian delivering Mahatma Gandhi'smessage of peace and non-violence, choosing Sonia Gandhi who is not a representative of Gandhian values was a mistake, they said.
The protesters opposed Sonia Gandhi who is not related to Mahatma Gandhi using Mahatma Gandhi'sname for political mileage and international legitimacy.
The highlight of the protest was dramatisation of Mahatma Gandhi'svalues being killed by Sonia Gandhi.
She and the Mahatma were in opposite ends in values such as religious tolerance, terrorism, political violence, corruption and fraud, placards held by protestors read.
Protestors also held a fast and vigil in front of Gandhi Statue at Union Square. About 20 people from the Forum for Gandhi Heritage garlanded Mahatma Gandhi'sstatue and participated in the ceremony on October 2.
The protest was endorsed by the Forum For Saving Gandhi Heritage comprising Mahatma Gandhi International Foundation, Gandhi Center and Hindu Temple, Indo-Caribbean Council, Kashmiri Taskforce, Foundation of Nepalis in America and several other likeminded organisations.
Sonia is known to be vindictive and undemocratic. Her party uses various mechanisms such as tax raids, direct threats to subjugate opposition. (Read ?Know your Sonia? by Dr. Subramanian Swamy).
Due to her party'spro-terrorist policies, India has second highest number of terrorism victims after Iraq. Her government is requesting clemency to Afzal Guru, the mastermind of attack on Indian Parliament. In pursuit of Muslim vote banks, it created soft borders and turned a blind eye towards Islamic fundamentalism.
Her respect for human rights is best explained by her decision to make a prime instigator of the anti-Sikh riots (that burnt alive 3000 Sikhs) a key central government minister in India.
Sonia'sparty declared in Supreme Court that Rama is mythological and therefore justifies blowing up of ancient sacred Hindu monument Ram Sethu, thereby hurting the sentiments of crores of Hindus. This is similar to Taliban blowing up the Bamyan Buddhas.
Mahatma Gandhi is an embodiment of Hinduism with deep respect for all religions. He called religious conversions the deadliest poison that lethally destroys cultures of the world. Since Sonia came to power, there is a crusade to Christianise India, at the behest of international missionary enterprises.
Her party was involved in the UN Oil for Food scam that helped Saddam Hussein, the protesters said.