July 22, 2021 - The Coalition of Hindus of North America (CoHNA) has published Crying Hindutva: The Hindutva Harassment Manual and Gagging of Hindu Voices as a rebuttal to the "Hindutva Harassment Field Manual" published by the recently formed South Asia Scholars Activist Collective (SASAC). The campaign from SASAC seems to be an attempt to silence Hindu voices and deflect attention from the very real concerns of Hinduphobia and bigotry that have been brought up by numerous Hindus (including scholars, students, and parents) as well as their non-Hindu allies from all walks of life, over the past several years. Essentially, anyone who questions the methods, asks for clarifications, or even calls out false quotes and outright mistranslations by the SASAC, is deemed as "Hindutva." It is an epithet used to muzzle Hindus in the U.S. by continually deflecting to Indian politics.
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