The table below summarizes important information about all the members organizations of the Coalition Against Genocide (CAG) discussed in the report. The table breaks down each organization into the following statuses:
- Active – An organization is currently active and conducts events independently and not merely lending its name to the CAG. It has some combination of the following features: an active website, blog, Facebook group or email list, active registration status with a government agency, IRS Tax Records, etc.
- Defunct – An organization used to exist in some “active” capacity described above, but no longer does. It has either been inactive for at least two years – whether online, on the ground or a combination.
- Paper-based – An organization that merely exist on paper and does not conduct any independent events. Such an organization can be registered to a government agency; however, such registration is done by a single individual or a handful of individuals to merely create the organization and use the name for dubious activities, such as signing petitions, registering protests, etc. In reality, the organization has no other purpose. The organization has no real membership, website, activities (except as described above), no recognition in the general community, etc.
- Questionable – An organization whose existence is in question for various reasons. For example, an organization is “Questionable” for a combination of the following reasons: it has lost its website domain, its website has been defunct (though it still owns the domain), or it has lost its IRS Tax-Exempt Status. While it had an active website or an email list several years ago, it doesn’t utilize those anymore and has instead converted into an almost “Paper-Based” status.
The tables also mentions affiliations of the organizations. For example, is a CAG organization connected in any shape or form or run by another CAG organization?
Similarly, the table highlights key personalities associated with each organization and those that are mentioned in the report.
Finally, the tables provides information on websites of each of the CAG organizations if they exist today or have existed in the past, as well as some useful notes to highlight further information about each of them.
Some important stats to be observed from the table:
- 17 Organizations are affiliated with the Forum of Inquilabi Leftists (FOIL). Either they are directly a part of FOIL or are run by FOIL members.
- 6 Organizations are affiliated with the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC). Here, prominent IAMC members run these organizations.
- 3 Organizations are run directly by Shrikumar Poddar, the most active Hindu representative of the CAG.
- 14 Organizations are Defunct.
- 3 Organizations started by Shrikumar Poddar and partners are purely Paper-based.
- 7 Organizations are Questionable in their existence.
Key Personalities Referenced
|Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia (ASDSA)||Active||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Abha Sur, Nurul Kabir, M.V. Ramana||http://www.southasiaalliance.org||Extension of FOIL in Boston Area|
|Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA)||Active||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Anirvan Chatterje, Anantha Sudhakar, Simmy Makhijani||http://www.asata.org
|A new incarnation of the Youth Wings of FOIL|
|American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI)||Active||Abdul Rahman Nakadar, Kaleem Kawaja, Omar Khalidi||http://www.afmi.org/||Umbrella Organization containing members of AIM and IMRC|
|Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM)||Active||AFMI||Abdul Rahman Nakadar, Kaleem Kawaja||http://www.aimamerica.org/|
|Association of South Asian Progressives (ASAP)||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Biju Mathew|
|Building Bridges of Understanding Coalition (BB)||Defunct||Multiple||Imtiaz Uddin, Sapna Gupta, Rasheed Ahmad, Harinder Lamba, Shashi Menon||None||A Coalition formed by five CAG organizations – SAPAC, CSDI, IAMC, WTO and SAHO|
|Campaign to Stop Funding Hate (CSFH)||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Biju Mathew, Angana Chatterji, Shalini Gera, Vinay Lal, Balmurli Natrajan, Ravi (Ra) Ravishankar, Ashwini Rao, Raja Harish Swamy, Ali Mir, Samip Mallick||http://stopfundinghate.org/||Project of FOIL; no activity since 2008 except CAG; site hosted by EKTA; registered to FOSA’s address|
|Center for Study and Research in South Asia (CERAS, Montreal)||Questionable||FOIL (Radical Leftist); SANSAD||Daya Varma, Feroz Mehdi,||http://ceras.alternatives.ca/||Intricately linked to FOIL, INSAF and ASDSA; website has no activity since 2001|
|Coalition against Communalism (CAC)||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||See EKTA below||http://cac.ektaonline.org/||See EKTA below|
|Coalition for a Secular and Democratic India (CSDI)||Questionable||Imtiaz Uddin||None||No independent activity except CAG Membership|
|Dharma Megha||Paper-Based||Vedanta Socieity of East Lansing||Shrikumar Poddar, Mayurika Poddar, KS Sripada Raju, Dan Warmels||None||Paper-based creations of Shrikumar Poddar and partners|
|EKTA||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Raju Rajagopal, Shalini Gera, Raj Barot, Sunaina Maira||http://www.ektaonline.org/||Runs website of several CAG Members such as FOSA, CAC, OY, YSS, NRI-SAHI, CSFH, YSS|
|Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations of North America (FIACONA)||Active||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||John Prabhudoss (P.D. John), John Dayal, Bernard Malik, Sajan George, George Abraham, Abraham Mammen, Thomas Oommen, Itty Abraham, Wilson Jose, Varghese Chacko, P.V. Varghese||www.fiacona.org|
|Forum of Inquilabi Leftists (FOIL)||Questionable||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Vijay Prashad, Biju Mathew, Angana Chatterji, Raja Harish Swamy, Ravi Ravishankar, Ashwini Rao, Vinay Lal, Balmurli Natrajan, Abha Sur, Rajasekhar Ramakrishnan, Shalini Gera, Sunaina Maira, Girish Agrawal, Sangeeta Kamat, Ali Mir, Raza Mir, Vinod Mubayi, Smita Narula, Junaid Rana||www.foil.org
|Mothership of Radical Indian Leftist organizations; true organizational existence questionable; websites have not been updated since 2002|
|Foundation For Pluralism||Active||Mike Ghouse||http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/|
|Friends Of South Asia (FOSA)||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Angana Chatterji, Akhila Raman, Ramkumar Sridharan, Anirvan Chatterjee, AH Cemendtaur||www.friendsofsouthasia.org||Force behind EKTA, CAC, CSFH, OY, ASATA; interlinked with FOIL|
|Indian Christian Forum (ICF)||Questionable||FIACONA (Christian Evangelical)||Thomas Oommen, George Abraham, Abraham Mammen, P.V. Varghese, Wilson Jose, Itty Abraham, Varghese Chacko||None||Seven of the eleven officers of ICF are also officers/board members of FIACONA; website is defunct|
|Indian Muslim Council-USA (IMC-USA) (now known as Indian American Muslim Council, IAMC)||Active||Shaik Ubaid, Omar Khalidi, Shaheen Khateeb, Hyder Khan, Syed Azmatullah Quadri||http://www.iamc.com/|
|Indian Muslim Educational Foundation of North America (IMEFNA)||Active||IAMC (IMC-USA); SHRI||Khursheed Mallick, Hyder Khan||http://imefna.org/|
|Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC)||Active||AFMI||Manzoor Ghori||http://www.imrcusa.org/|
|Indian Progressive Study Group of Los Angeles (IPSG-LA)||Defunct||Hardial Bains, Raj Mishra, Rajesh Gopalan,||http://www.columbia.edu/cu/ipsg
|Supported violent Maoist movements in India; linked to Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)|
|International South Asia Forum (INSAF)||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist); SANSAD; CERAS||Biju Mathew, Abha Sur, Daya Varma, Vinod Mubayi, Feroz Mehdi, Shekhar Ramakrishnan, Hari Sharma, Ashwini Rao, Ali Mir, Junaid Rana||http://www.insaf.net/central/index.html
|Active only as INSAF Bulletin|
|Manavi (An organization for South Asian women)||Active||Miabi Chatterji; Anu Gurnani||http://www.manavi.org/||Has been working with FOIL and its affiliates since the 90s; supports political activities of CAG while remaining silent on the rights of Hindu women|
|Muslim Youth Awareness Alliance (MYAA)||Questionable||IAMC (IMC-USA), IMRC||Quaid Saifee, Mohammed Yousuf and Nazir Ahmed||None||No independent activity; run by 3 members since 18 years|
|NRI’s for Secular and Harmonious India (NRI-SAHI)||Defunct||Vaishnava Center for Enlightenment, IAMC, FIACONA, EKTA, CAC, SAPAC||Najma Sultana, Shrikumar Poddar, George Abraham, Raju Rajagopal, John Prabhudoss (P.D. John), Satinath Chaudhary, Shaheen Khateeb, Mohammad Imran, Saeed Patel, Sapna Gupta||http://www.ektaonline.org/nrisahi/||Coalition started by CAG Members – Vaishnava Center for Enlightenment, IAMC, FIACONA, EKTA, CAC, SAPAC; no real activity except for names in Press Releases; website not updated since 2005|
|Organizing Youth (OY)||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Ramkumar Sridharan, Jhumpa Bhattacharya||www.youthsolidarity.org/oy/||Youth Wing of FOIL; sponsored by EKTA and FOSA|
|Policy Institute For Religion And State (PIFRAS)||Active||FIACONA (Christian Evangelical)||John Prabhudoss (P.D. John), K.P. Verghese,||http://www.pifras.org|
|Sikh American Heritage Organization (SAHO)||Questionable||Rajinder Singh Mago||http://www.sikhamerican.org/||No independent activities; State registration expired; website defunct since 2006|
|Sneha (A network for women of South Asian origin)||Active||http://sneha.org/content/publish/default.shtml||Supports political activities of CAG yet remains silent on rights of Hindu women|
|South Asian Collective (SAC)||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Ravi (Ra) Ravishankar||http://www.uiuc.edu/ro/SAC/
|Defunct since 2006; not active per UIUC Student Registration Office|
|South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection (SAMAR)||Active||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Beena Ahmad, Surabhi Kukke, Ahalya Satkunaratnam, Anantha Sudhakar, Virali Modi-Parekh, Saba Waheed, Angana Chatterji, Vijay Prashad, Linta Varghese, Balmurli Natrajan, Chandan Mathur, Anannya Bhattacharjee, S. Shankar, Purnima Bose, Amitav Kumar, Ved Vatuk, Arvind Rajagopal, Vijay Prashad, Sunaina Maira, Raza Mir, Sujani Reddy, Anandaroop Roy, Junaid Rana, Ashwini Tambe, Rahul De||http://samarmagazine.org/
|Editorial Collective has had a historic membership of FOIL Members|
|South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD, Canada)||Active||CERAS||Hari Sharma, Daya Varma, Chinmoy Banerjee||http://sansad.org/||Intricately connected to CERAS|
|South Asian Progressive Action Collective (SAPAC)||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Sapan Gupta, Aparna Sharma, Shashi Menon||http://www.sapac.org/||No real activity since 2011|
|Students For Bhopal (SFB)||Active||Questionable||Ryan Bodanyi, Ravi (Ra) Ravishankar||http://www.studentsforbhopal.org/||Unclear if SFB’s involvement is being forged by CAG|
|Supporters of Human Rights in India (SHRI)||Defunct||IAMC (IMC-USA)||Hyder Khan||www.shri-usa.org||No independent activity; dissolved state registration; website defunct since 2008|
|The Organization of Universal Communal Harmony (TOUCH)||Questionable||Kaleem Kawaja, Sushila Gidwani-Buschi, Gajanan Deshmukh, D.G. Patel, Prithvi Ratra||None||No website; non-profit status revoked in 2012|
|Vaishnava Center for Enlightenment||Paper-Based||Shrikumar Poddar, Mayurika Poddar, KS Sripada Raju, Devesh Poddar, Teddy Simmons Jr.||None||Paper-based creations of Shrikumar Poddar and partners|
|Vedanta Society of East Lansing||Paper-Based||Shrikumar Poddar, Mayurika Poddar, KS Sripada Raju, Dan Warmels||None||Paper-based creations of Shrikumar Poddar and partners|
|Voices for Freedom (VFF)||Active||http://voicesforfreedom.org/|
|World Tamil Organisation (WTO)||Active||FetNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America)||Selvan Patchamuthu, V.G. Dev, Thani K. Cheran, Thillai Kumaran, Sundar Kuppusamy, Naanjil Peter, Arumugan Petchimuthu||http://worldthamil.org||Unofficially, the political lobbying Arm of FetNA|
|Youth Solidarity Summer (YSS)||Defunct||FOIL (Radical Leftist)||Biju Mathew, Vijay Prashad, Ali Mir (Ali Hussain Mir), Amita Swadhin, Ashwini Rao, Rahul De, Raju Rajan, Raza Mir (Mir Ali Raza), Saba Waheed, Sangeeta Kamat, SP Udayakumar, Sunaina Maira, Miabi Chatterji||www.foil.org/yss
|Youth Wing of FOIL|