The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate (SFH) announces the
launch of Project Saffron Dollar to bring an end to
the electronic collection and transfer of funds from
the US to organizations that spread sectarian hatred
This year, over 2000 people, mostly Muslims,
were killed in communal violence in Gujarat. Many
human rights groups have charged the Hindutva (Hindu
fundamentalist) movement with carrying out this and
other systematic hate actions against minority and
disenfranchised groups in India.
Substantial funding for Hindu fundamentalism is raised
in the United States. Evidence suggests strong
connections between some charity organizations in the
US and Hindutva groups in India. One such organization
is the ‘India Development Relief Fund’ (IDRF), which
is the subject of the report 'A Foreign Exchange of
Hate,' released earliar today by Sabrang Communications
Pvt. Ltd. (India) and The South Asia Citizens Web (France).
The FEH report offers important evidence about the
Hindutva movement, and links the IDRF to it. The text
of the report is available at
The campaign NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT as it plans on
targeting some of the main financial institutions,
such as PayPal and MBNA Bank, that provide IDRF with
the infrastructural means to collect funds. Please
add your signature to the Petition to Stop Corporate
Sponsorship of IDRF, and urge financial institutions
to close their accounts with IDRF until it can
demonstrate that it has severed all connections with
the Hindutva movement.
Please sign the Petition at
Please forward this call to as many as possible.
CAMPAIGN TO STOP FUNDING HATE (SFH)