Powerful Protest Against Sonia Maino in New York

published on October 7, 2007

Report by Narain Kataria
Under the banner of the Forum for Gandhi Heritage (“Forum”), a very powerful protest demonstration was successfully mounted in front of the United Nations in New York on October 2nd by more than 400 passionate activists representing the Mahatma Gandhi International Foundation, the Indian American Intellectuals Forum, the Indo Caribbean Council, the Kashmiri Taskforce, the Brahamin Samaj, and many other Indian community organizations.
The demonstration was organized to vocalize outrage and dismay at the nomination/selection/imposition of Mrs. Sonia (nee Antonia Maino) Gandhi to deliver a speech at the United Nations as a representative of India.  The Spokesperson of the Forum, Dr. Naresh Sharma, and Satya Dosapati, one of the organizers said:  “While we unanimously commend the declaration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as International Non-Violence Day by United Nations at India’s request, we highly condemn the usurpation of this historic occasion by an unqualified politician (Sonia Gandhi) whose ethics, policies, programs and values are the antithesis of everything that the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhiji stood for.”
In a booklet circulated widely to the public and press, the Forum argued that Mahatma Gandhi’s life represented truth, tolerance, non-violence, purity and resistance to injustice, while that of Sonia Gandhi (no relation to the Mahatma) is riddled with lies, intrigue, scams, scandals, vindictiveness, corruption, and pro-terrorists policies.  Sonia Gandhi has shown blatant disrespect for revered Hindu religious figures, encouraged falsification of India’s history, tacitly supported conversion of Hindus to Christianity by foreign missionaries through misrepresentation and money power, abetted the potential destruction of Ram Sethu, and smuggled Indian artifacts out of India, among other misdeeds.
According to her birth certificate, Sonia was born in Luciana, Italy, but in her bio data submitted to Parliament on becoming a Member of Parliament, she said that she was born in Orbascano.  Luciana is where the central Nazi-Fascist network was headquartered.  She was presumably trying to hide this fact from the Indian people.  She again lied when she said that she was a graduate from Cambridge University.  It is not entirely clear that she has even a high school diploma. The booklet, inter alia, mentions that before coming to India, Sonia was a waitress / au pair girl in the UK.  However, after coming to India, she is widely believed to have amassed billions of dollars through questionable means, amongst them the smuggling abroad Indian antiques.
Mahatma Gandhi dreamt of Ram Rajya (country guided by the ideals and teachings of Lord Rama) in India.  Sonia on the other hand tacitly works to establish Rome Rajya   (empire subservient to Rome and the Vatican since she is a devout Catholic and takes her marching orders from the Pope). Mahatma Gandhi was against conversion but Sonia and her family insisted on Rajiv Gandhi converting to Christianity as a condition to her marrying him.  The booklet distributed also cites how millions of dollars were extorted   from public companies in India and deposited in the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (“RGF”) and Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (“IGNCA”).
The booklet is available at the Forum’s website:
http://gandhiheritage.org  Allegations above and several others in the booklet have been widely cited in the general press and have been substantiated as well.
The Forum states:  “We firmly believe that this demeaning strategy is motivated by an underhanded and conniving mind to gain international legitimacy and political control of Indian governance, using the name of a world revered Indian (and global) icon – Mahatma Gandhi.  The fact is that Sonia (nee Antonia Maino) Gandhi has no relationship whatsoever, either by blood, or by ideals and deeds with the revered Father of the Nation of India.
People who do not know, here in the USA, at the United Nations and in the rest of the World will assume that Sonia Gandhi is a relative of Mahatma Gandhi.  We want to demolish this myth forever and let everyone know that Sonia Gandhi has nothing to do with Mahatma Gandhi.  She is an inappropriate person to represent Mahatma Gandhi at the U.N.  She has deceitfully planned to hoodwink this august body and hijack this momentous juncture in the history of the United Nations.
When people from many community organizations in America who are admirers of Mahatma Gandhi heard that Sonia Gandhi was coming to New York to speak at the U.N., there was a spontaneous outpouring of disapproval and disenchantment.  The people felt that a fraud was being perpetrated on the world stage.  They decided not to take things lying down.  In spite of their busy schedules, dozens of volunteers decided to take off from their office/business to express their disgust and resentment of the antics of the spurious Gandhi.  Even the organizers of the protest could not fathom the simmering discontent that took an explosive turn on October 2nd as it brought in people from as far away as Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, Arizona and Boston to the protest meeting in front of the UN.
The demonstrators carried banners depicting:  “Down with Sonia Gandhi”, “Sonia Gandhi Go Back”, “Gali Gali Mein Shor Hai, Sonia Gandhi Chor Hai”, “Sonia – Do Not Spread Communalism in India”, “Desh Ka Neta Mahatma Gandhi, Desh Ki Chita, Sonia Gandhi”.
In addition to the demonstration, a fast was undertaken on October 1st and 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. by more than 30 persons at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi near Union Square.
In a full page advertisement in The New York Times, dated October 6th, the Forum blamed Sonia Gandhi family for receiving payments from KGB, accused her for her involvement in the UN Oil for Food Scam, offending sensibilities of 900 million Hindus by blowing up Rama Sethu, an ancient Hindu heritage monument. and instigating anti-Sikh riots that burnt alive 3000 Sikhs.

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