[Tracking the money trail is a new series that will track the money trail of feminist NGOs. All NGO that receive Foreign Funds submits FCRA return with Ministry of Home Affairs in a format called FC-6 forms. The data is available online and can be checked from here
All such funding details of feminist NGOs can be seen here]
If you have ever wondered why every rape in India make a worldwide news and have rabid protesters hitting the streets and taking human lives (policeman Subhash Tomar was murdered by the Nirbhaya mob), you need to know that such protests are spearheaded by foreign-funded NGOs like Nirantar Trust; That is funded by Jewish and Christian groups like American Jewish World Services, Tere Des Homes, and Ford Foundation.
Maria Wirth, a German writer had earlier explained why India’s rape stories make worldwide news. She had observed that German media disproportionately report Indian rape stories compared to even German rape stories. Not to mention that none of the Indian media houses could ever reach to any global sensational rape stories.
The reason for Indian rapes making global headlines may be found from the funding of NGOs like ‘Nirantar Trust’ that exist to create street protests. Their website says they not only organize street protests but take other NGOs along. If violent protests after Nirbhaya incident is any indication we have seen leftist groups from JNU and NGOs like ISD (of Khurshid Anwar) and Nirantar Trust spearheaded the protests. This photo aptly captures how these groups were together and at the forefront of Nirbhaya massacre in Delhi that took the life of a police constable Subhash Tomar on duty.
It is also important to note that they had received staggeringly high funds from American Jewish World Services during FY 2012-13 (2 Million) and 2013-14 (9M). Coupled with very high funds from Ford Foundation in 2012-13 (5M) and also from UN Democracy Fund (~5M).
It is important to note that Ford Foundation has never funded Nirantar Trust either earlier to 2012-13 or later. It is also significant to note that entire 5M came from Ford Foundation in January 2013. Same is true for funding from United Nations Democracy Fund. They have given Nirantar Trust approximately 4.8 Million in February 2013. As a result of such huge influx of foreign funds in 2012-13 this NGO had received 67% more than their usual influx of foreign funds. Their close ally in Nirbhaya Protest Institute for Social Democracy (ISD) an NGO managed by rape accused Khurshid Anwar also received staggering 11 Million from a church group in 2012-13. Both their websites boasts about their organization of street protests against sexual violence against women.
Not only about creating sustained street protests, Nirantar trust also engages in effective lobbying for a change of Indian laws and the introduction of criminal laws. The website claims that Nirantar had been involved in drafting Criminal Law Amendment Bill on sexual assault.
Funded by ASTREA LGBTQ funding, USA, Nirantar trust also fought against article 377 and want to uphold LGBTQ communities in India.
Nirantar also worked for Narmada Bachao Andolan (protest against the construction of big dams in India). This was later found to be a ploy to hinder developmental projects in India and Indian govt. has already cracked down on such NGOs that were hindering India’s growth and running anti-development campaigns.
Nirantar had also been involved in another important process that affects the education of our kids. Now, if you see your kid learning that Nisha Sharma (Noida woman notorious for filing a false dowry case to hide her past affair) being shown as a hero, Rahul Gandhi as the youth Icon or India as a rape or domestic violence capital of the world, don’t be surprised, because these textbooks were possibly written by Delhi based Nirantar Trust.
As a part of this textbook overhauling work, Nirantar has thrown away the concept of nuclear family and showed family through the eyes of feminist sociologists, introduced a new feminist definition of a citizen, introduced the story of a boy who wanted to be a girl. (Nirantar is also funded by USA based LGBTQ funding).
It is important to note that the lions’ share of this foreign funds to Nirantar Trust was for women empowerment in India. Question is, why would foreign groups and especially Christian and Jewish groups and Ford Foundation be interested in development of Indian (read Hindu) women?