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Communism Watch

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Asha for Education, of Maoists?

This is an old issue but still worth noting. The infamous charity organization - Asha for Education - has been funding Maoists, says CNN-IBN. AID, a similar politically motivated organization can also be involved as they both work very closely in U.S.

CNN-IBN's SIT met with a Western Union money transfer agent, Shahbuddin who admitted that a lot of NGOs were in collusion with Maoists."Almost all the NGOs are corrupt and have got links with Maoists. The funds are, indeed, being siphoned off to Naxals," he told the SIT. Donations run into crores, often made in cash. Audits are rare, so naturally the state government is concerned.



Samanvaya Ashram in Bihar is a specific NGO in question. I cannot find the article where CNN-IBN reported this, but Asha/AID have been funding this NGO for a while.

2 Comments:

  • Great post! Got good ammo to defend my opinion on AID/ASHA!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 08, 2008 10:21 PM  

  • I think I can do just as well by commending reading in this context, the comments of 'Paul Krist' (when commenting on a news about Slumdog Millionaire's child star). The comments are at http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Slumdog+star+Rubina+up+for+sale&artid=PDeOMFsoFpQ=&SectionID=KJQqyDmkz2A=&MainSectionID=KJQqyDmkz2A=&SectionName=x%7C9vn7RWZHiZ6hUORyQMPA==&SEO=Rubina%20Ali,%20Slumdog%20millionaire

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 09, 2009 10:17 AM  

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