A group of non-resident Indians (NRI) has asked the US to put Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on the "list of terrorist organisations which are out to hurt the humanity".
"We requested the US department of state to put Raj Thackeray and his group Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on the list of terrorist organisations which are out to hurt the humanity," said a letter to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice by the US-based NRI group called Humane Mumbai.
NRI Ravi Verma, who hails from Katihar in Bihar, formed the group Humane Mumbai.
"There are several Indians of Marathi origin who were among the first to join the group Humane Mumbai," Verma told IANS over phone from California.
After the hue and cry in India in the wake of the attacks on non- Maharashtrians, the Indian diaspora is also not taking this lightly, he said.
"The Indian diaspora prays that there is never an insane (person) like Raj Thackeray in the US or UK who starts a US or UK Navnirman Sena and instigates attacks on the Indians living there," Verma said.
Verma said Humane Mumbai initiated the process of putting Raj Thackeray and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on the infamous terror watch list Thursday.
Once Raj Thackeray is on the terror watch list, they will be under surveillance by the US for their activities, he said.
Verma, CEO of Telecommand Software and Services in the Silicon Valley, said there was widespread dismay among Indians throughout the world over the persecution of people of North Indian origin living in or visiting Maharashtra.
Indians of Marathi origin are particularly embarrassed at the events back home, he said
Sharad's 2 Cents: I am also trying to talk with some members from the other bihari groups here in USA on writing to United Nation on the attrocities committed on the poor and helpless people of Bihar, Jharkhand and UP..
Let me share with you folks who are not in USA, even after us (India) having a minority PM and sometime back a Minority President, every year during the India's independence day (15th Aug, am I right?)the influential Sikh/Punjabi community of California, USA rent's a small Jet plane and fly banners over the public park, beaches etc and what does the banner has.." INDIA KILLS MINORITY"....This is watched by all the American people....
When I landed in USA some 9 years back I use to feel so bad and embarassed..then I was not aware that what goes inside a persons or community heart...if they are killed and humiliated by their own country men.....I was not aware then...Now I know...
I will not be embarassed any more when this banner again flies on 15th Aug 2009...HERE in USA.....Who knows yours truly may some too will be doing something similar...I still love my country, will be tough decision...as it will be breaking my own self heart...but again is my still Intact! I guess not...
Happy Haloween to folks in USA...Jai Bihar..Jai India!
Happy CHATH to all my Bihari friends..
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