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Wednesday, 5 January, 2005

Donate in Boston,Chicago to aid India,Indonesia

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India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF)Boston Chapter
(Non profit 501(c)(3))

Donate online at www.idrf.org
100% of contribution will be disbursed by local NGO's to assist with medical services, purchase and repair of fishing boats, distribution of fishing nets, repair of diesel engines and supply of fuel, distribution of textbooks, school equipment and uniforms and house construction and repair of community infrastructure.

The Indonesian Community in Chicago has set up a relief fund for those of you who would like to help.

Indonesian Disaster Relief Fund
Acc# 08462366902, Routing # 271071321
Charter One Bank
400 S. La Salle street
Chicago - IL 60605

For more information, please call: 815 - 254 7208
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blogger TJ said :


just passing on some information...
its a website with a comprehensive listing...
of all the various organizations accepting donations...

Wed Jan 05, 03:16:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

AID endorses RSS (the only political group working at grass-roots)At this point I would like to add that enormity of the problem is so much that one must try and work with every since group that is doing work on the field-whether NGOs, Govt, local unions and organizations, or other youth and women's organizations and even groups that might have some political affiliations. One can not afford to be fussy about working with different groups (as long as they are sincere and work efficiently). What matters now is reaching relief and rehabilitation to all those who need it.


AID - thats what I call true spirit

Wed Jan 05, 04:26:00 AM IST  
Blogger someone else said :

Please see http://stopfundinghate.org/sacw/appendixe.html for an alternative perspective on IDRF.

Wed Jan 05, 07:23:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

To the person who wrote : AID endorses RSS (the only political group working at grass-roots).

I have only this to say : Either you are twisting words to serve your agenda (damn it person, even under such circumstances you want to play politics) or you are cannot read. The link makes no such mention about AID endorsing RSS.

Wed Jan 05, 08:58:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Lets forget the ideology difference. Since someone posted the link of campaign against IDRF. I have to post link of fctaul response. Let readers decide.


Wed Jan 05, 12:05:00 PM IST  
Blogger someone else said :

Finally, some civil discourse on this topic. I want to add this informational resource, which provides source matter for many of the questions, concerns raised about IDRF in comments on this website and in other places.



2.But IDRF is raising money for many different organizations. Do you mean to say that all of these organizations are affiliated to the RSS?

No. Of the long list of Indian organizations that IDRF purports to support, only Sewa Bharati (TN and Kerala), Jana Sankshema Samiti and Vivekananda Kendra are clearly identified as RSS affiliates. In which case, you may well ask, why do we claim that IDRF raises money for the RSS? For that, let's take a look at IDRF's history.

a) CSFH has documented that from the years 1994 to 2000, IDRF raised over $4 million for more than 180 groups. These groups included a whole spectrum of organizations, including some that were secular. However, IDRF chose to disburse over 80% of the funds in its control to RSS groups [[2]]. A long list of non-RSS organizations by itself is meaningless if the bulk of the funds are going to go to member organizations of the Sangh [[3]].

b) Orissa cyclone, 1999: Right after the Orissa cyclone, IDRF raised money for 18 different organizations of which only 3 were prominent RSS affiliated groups (Sookruti, Utkal Bipanna Sahayata Samiti and Bhau Rao Deoras Rashtriya Seva Nyas). However, of the $410,700 that IDRF disbursed for relief and rehabilitation efforts following the cyclone, just these 3 RSS affiliates together received over 40% of the funds ($163,000) [[4]].

c) Gujarat Earthquake, 2001: At the time of this disaster, IDRF raised $1,352,940 for 17 different groups. However, in this case again, just one organization -- RSS's main service front, Sewa Bharati -- got over 56% ($760,000) of the total earthquake funds [[5]].

Wed Jan 05, 08:18:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

* "The Hindu organizations most responsible for violence against Christians are the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council, VHP), the Bajrang Dal,and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteer Corps, RSS). According to a former RSS member, these groups cannot be divorced from the ruling BJP party: "There is no difference between the BJP and RSS. BJP is the body. RSS is the soul, and the Bajrang Dal is the hands for beating."
[ http://www.hrw.org/press/1999/sep/christians.htm ]

* "The groups most directly involved in the violence against Muslims include the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council, VHP), the Bajrang Dal, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that heads the Gujarat state government. Collectively, they are known as the sangh parivar, or family of Hindu nationalist organizations."
[ http://www.hrw.org/press/2002/04/gujarat.htm ]

As evidence of IDRF-funded RSS-indoctrination, see

In case you don't identify the two thugs on this photo, they're the same as those on http://www.rss.org

Sun Jan 09, 03:15:00 PM IST