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File #: RES 20-712    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Unsigned by Mayor
In control: City Council
Final action: 5/20/2020
Title: Reaffirming Saint Paul as a welcoming city, expressing solidarity with Saint Paul’s South Asian community regardless of religion and caste by rejecting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Islamophobic ideology, and opposing India’s National Registry of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act.
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince, Dai Thao, Nelsie Yang
Attachments: 1. GIPAlliance_Res.20-712 Support Letter, 2. World Hindu Council Letter to St Paul City Council, 3. APSA letter in support of City of St. Paul RES 20-712-3, 4. St.Paul Resolution 20-712 IAM Advice 05042020, 5. IAM letter City Council Resolution 20-712 on May 11,2020, 6. APPWW Opposition to St. Paul Resolution, 7. Hindu American Foundation Letter to St. Paul City Council. 05192020, 8. Comment rec'd by Council
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Reaffirming Saint Paul as a welcoming city, expressing solidarity with Saint Paul’s South Asian community regardless of religion and caste by rejecting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Islamophobic ideology, and opposing India’s National Registry of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act.

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WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council supports democratic universal human rights for all peoples, and opposes discrimination based on nationality, ethnicity, race, and religion; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has adopted a number of resolutions expressing solidarity with all members of our community, including most recently Resolution 20-621, “Condemning xenophobia and racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the City of Saint Paul”; which was unanimously approved on 4/8/2020 April 8, 2020; and

WHEREAS, the nation of India was founded as a secular republic in which members of all nationalities, ethnicities, races, and religious faiths are welcome, and India and the US share a common bond through democracy, the rule of law and the protection of human rights and liberty; and

WHEREAS, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is dominated by the exclusionary ideology of the Rahstriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) (National Volunteers Association), which advocates creation of a militant Hindu state, and implicitly and explicitly promotes discrimination against Muslims; and

WHEREAS, on December 11, 2019, the Indian parliament under the leadership of the BJP government and Prime Minister Modi passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which the BJP government claims to will help refugees fleeing religious persecution from neighboring countries, but which in fact is designed to discriminates against Muslims favoring Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian immigrants, while by excluding millions of Muslims who have come to India to flee wars in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and other Muslim countrie...

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5/21/2020 7:00 PMHamed For If you look at the situation in India right now you will see that Indian government is not able to take care of its own millions of farmers, & labourers. Hundreds have died because of tragic accidents, dehydration, hunger while walking back home thousands of miles from one state to other so how is the government going to handle millions of migrants coming from Pakistan, Afghanistan & Bangladesh.
5/21/2020 1:35 AMMahebooba Mufti Against
5/20/2020 8:43 PMBaker High For India is in the path to Greatest Human Right Violation
5/20/2020 8:42 PMIsmali Darbar For Thanks for Supporting the Humanity... Kick the Haters out of United States.. The HSS and RSS are Spreading Hate in whole World and Their IT Cell is doing that
5/20/2020 8:41 PMAhmed Khan For Reject CAA and NRA.. These are Inhuman and Super NAZI Discriminatory Laws
5/20/2020 8:39 PMAmmy Abb For New Indian is Full of Hatred and with Nazi Ideology being spread by Hindu Swayan Sevak Sang (HSS) a International wing of RSS the terrorist organization. They are behind all the M***acre of Muslims in India like Gujrat Roits and Muzaffar nagar Roits. Ban HSS and RSS in USA and all the H1B Visa holders should be stripped of their legal rights as they come to our land and spread hate against Humanity.
5/20/2020 8:38 PMIsmail Ahmed For Reject CAA and NRA.. These are Inhuman and Super NAZI Discriminatory Laws
5/20/2020 8:31 PMBamer Huges For Stop the Genocide in India and Save USA from these Fascist Forces
5/20/2020 8:27 PMRahul Parekh Against CAA is required to support the minorities in 3 islamic countries.
5/20/2020 8:26 PMJagat Shah Against CAA should not be opposed -1
5/20/2020 7:10 PMMohammed For CAA discriminates based on Religion and when it is combined with NRC it makes most of the marginalized communities losing their citizenship and also muslims at large.
5/20/2020 7:08 PMMohammad   CAA discriminates based on Religion and when it is combined with NRC it makes most of the marginalized communities losing their citizenship and also muslims at large.
5/20/2020 6:59 PMSayeed For Terrorist BJP party member of parliament Arjun Singh spreading communal violence. [ https://www.altnews.in/bjp-mp-arjun-singh-shares-video-of-bleeding-muslim-men-as-hindus-attacked-in-west-bengal/ ]
5/20/2020 6:57 PMSayeed For Terrorist BJP party member of parliament Arjun Singh spreading communal violence. [ https://www.altnews.in/bjp-mp-arjun-singh-shares-video-of-bleeding-muslim-men-as-hindus-attacked-in-west-bengal/ ]
5/20/2020 6:55 PMSayeed For Terrorist BJP party member of parliament Arjun Singh spreading communal violence. [ https://www.altnews.in/bjp-mp-arjun-singh-shares-video-of-bleeding-muslim-men-as-hindus-attacked-in-west-bengal/ ]
5/20/2020 6:53 PMSayeed For Latest violence against minorities in Eastern state of India.. [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZnO752BC-Q ] 1
5/20/2020 6:44 PMSayeed For This evidence will set everything clear. The evil terrorist organization RSS and BJP : [ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10163589268070176&id=817450175&sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=i ] 1
5/20/2020 6:22 PMRam Bhakt Against CAA is humanity
5/20/2020 5:37 PMJaya Munshi Against We cant do nothing now by opposing this law. This law CAA has been p***ed in Indian parliament with due democratic process so why was time and money over such non issues.
5/20/2020 5:35 PMGovindrajan T Against Pakistan is doing nothing to protect minorities. From 1947 the Minorities were 24.5% and they have been reduced to mere 2% in 2020. So if Indian govt is taking them in why do you want to oppose such a law. It will be in-human of opposing such a law in favor of humanity.
5/20/2020 5:23 PM  Against Nothing wrong with the CAA law
5/20/2020 5:22 PMTest Against Why is this resolution initiated? What is wrong with the law?
5/20/2020 5:18 PMBajrangi For
5/20/2020 5:09 PMMahebooba Mufti Against
5/20/2020 5:09 PMAli Khan Against
5/20/2020 5:08 PMJammat Against
5/20/2020 5:08 PMKhalifa Against support CAA
5/20/2020 5:07 PMShalim Javed Against
5/20/2020 5:07 PMShalim Javed Against
5/20/2020 5:07 PMhamid Against
5/20/2020 5:06 PMhamid Against Pakistan support terrorism
5/20/2020 5:05 PMNoor Jahan Against
5/20/2020 5:05 PMNoor Jahan Against
5/20/2020 4:58 PMSecular india For BJP Funds islamic and hindu terrorism as well to be relevant. BJP should be stopped. 1
5/20/2020 4:44 PMSecular india For BJP Funds islamic and hindu terrorism as well to be relevant. BJP should be stopped. 1
5/20/2020 4:29 PMAnima Hussain Against You are blaming the same India which gave Muslim women the dignity by doing away the shameful Triple Talaq. You should celebrate India's democracy. Reject the resolution.
5/20/2020 4:29 PMJames T For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS 1
5/20/2020 4:28 PMMark Butcher For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS 1
5/20/2020 4:27 PMMark Butcher For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS 1
5/20/2020 4:27 PMAbhay Kumar Against Let us stay united; the resolution will divide us. Reject it.
5/20/2020 4:26 PMAmber Ronen For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS 1
5/20/2020 4:26 PMNathan Almer For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS 1
5/20/2020 4:25 PMIndu Agarwal Against Why create a divide in this harmonious city? Let us first solve COVID issues and suffering. Put the resolution aside because India is a country of peace.
5/20/2020 4:24 PMJabber James For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS 1
5/20/2020 4:23 PMAsgar Ahmed Against As a muslim of Indian origin, the city resolution is in very poor taste. Stop it.
5/20/2020 4:09 PMAbby Amber For How Hindu Swayam Sevak is Destroying the United Kingdom... United Sates is in line ........................................................................................................................................................http://www.milligazette.com/news/16842-uk-corbyn-the-hindu-far-right-and-israels-partisans 1
5/20/2020 3:56 PMSam Reddy Against This feels like bullying at a whole new level. Stop this bad mouthing and random accusations. Reject resolution. -1
5/20/2020 3:52 PMSahara K Against By allowing and entertaining these type of irrelevant resolutions, are we buckling and giving into or allowing some fringe group accomplish their selfish objectives. Something doesn’t feel right. Appears to be a deliberate attempt at alienating and targeting a specific community - atleast that would appear to be a direct result of a resolution such as this one. Would not be a smart move St Paul. 1
5/20/2020 3:42 PMMary Mara Against Lord save the US from these Islamic atrocities. Fear them for they might want us all to go halal and bring sharia law. Reject this ridiculousness and set a precedent to not entertain such whims ! -1 1
5/20/2020 3:36 PMTeddy Beck Against What’s next request for a resolution - Bring Sharia Law ? UK already suffers from such ghettos... save US while you still can. -1
5/20/2020 3:34 PMJess Paul Against I’ve seen evidences of RSS volunteering efforts without forcing any religious ideologies, unlike other. So many have benefitted from their generosity and selfless humanitarian work. Even Christian and islamists have embraced yoga and continue to benefit. Us and the whole world would benefit by not getting into this mess that islamists are trying to create. -1
5/20/2020 3:28 PMAbby Amber For How Hindu Swayam Sevak is Destroying the United Kingdom... United Sates is in line ........................................................................................................................................................http://www.milligazette.com/news/16842-uk-corbyn-the-hindu-far-right-and-israels-partisans -1 1
5/20/2020 3:27 PMPalmer Cotler For How RSS has penetrated the Countries like United Kingdom..........http://www.milligazette.com/news/16842-uk-corbyn-the-hindu-far-right-and-israels-partisans +1 -1 1
5/20/2020 3:22 PMJames Paul For RSS and HSS has Overtaken the Government Posts in Indian and Outsides.. Should we let these FACIST and HATERS get into United States Too ........................... https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/international/indian-consulates-around-the-world-fraternise-with-rsss-international-wing -1 1
5/20/2020 3:19 PMAlder Cramer For How HSS and RSS Facist Organization is Destroying United States..... https://scroll.in/article/889509/how-the-rss-operates-in-foreign-countries-in-general-and-the-usa-in-particular +1 1
5/20/2020 3:17 PMKeneith Butler For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:16 PMBaymer John For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:15 PMAlbert Alma For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:14 PMShwan Cotler For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:13 PMPeter Drummer For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:13 PMJanice Jones Against Save the world from radical islamists. The message seems to be embrace Islam or perish. USA should not fall in the same trap. Hindus and their land gave us yoga and message of peacefulness, respectfulness. St.Paul wil benefit by not alienating that community. Don’t get into this fake narrative of islamophobia - in the matter of CAA. Educate and get real people ! +1
5/20/2020 3:13 PMJoseph James For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS -1
5/20/2020 3:12 PMAdrian Salter For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:11 PMKim Yang For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:11 PMCasey Bowler For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:10 PMNathan Almer For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:10 PMCarter Jane For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:09 PMAdrian Butcher For SAVE United States and INDIA from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 3:08 PMJames Bamer For How Facist Organization is Destroying United States....... https://sikhsiyasat.net/2019/08/27/international-wing-of-rss-penetrates-government-offices-across-america/
5/20/2020 3:08 PMRemi D’Souza Against CAA and NRC are completely needed for the country and humanity. Christians and Hindus and Sikhs are being tortured and M*** killed by islamists. Can we see a resolution or even a simple message from any community condemning those repeated heinous acts ? Or just scream islamophobia? In the name of humanity stop all this charade. Get real.
5/20/2020 3:07 PMJames Bamer   HOW FACIST Organization is DESTROYING Fabrics Of United States ......https://scroll.in/article/889509/how-the-rss-operates-in-foreign-countries-in-general-and-the-usa-in-particular
5/20/2020 3:06 PMJames Bamer For See How RSS and HSS works in USA.......... Link : https://sikhsiyasat.net/2019/08/27/international-wing-of-rss-penetrates-government-offices-across-america/ https://scroll.in/article/889509/how-the-rss-operates-in-foreign-countries-in-general-and-the-usa-in-particular
5/20/2020 3:01 PMPaul Anna For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:52 PMJames Cotler For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:51 PMBamer Bob For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:39 PMYasmeen For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:39 PMJames Paul For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:38 PMYalmaer Sober For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:38 PMDrew Butcher For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:37 PMNancy Nathan For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:37 PMBather Mew For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:36 PMLancy Barmer For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:35 PMCathy Cater For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:35 PMBruce For SAVE United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:34 PMAdrian Butcher For HSS and RSS must not spread the Hatred in United States. They must be Banned and All thier Organization must be sealed.. and Followers of thier Ideology but be kicked out of USA or Jailed for spreading Hate in Society and Country
5/20/2020 2:34 PMAshlee For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:33 PMJames Paul For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:33 PMAldy Abb For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:32 PMCathy Masher For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:32 PMMark Butcher For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:31 PMAzan Baig For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:31 PMAlama Bi For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:30 PMNathan  For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:30 PMPamer Paul For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:29 PMAudrina For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:29 PMMohammed Farooq For The atrocities and persecution of Kashmiris and persecution of minorities by RSS and BJP is a well known fact in the world today. Review of the comments indicates how Hindus supporting RSS and its political wing BJP are writing against the resolution by targetting Pakistan (which has nothing to do with this resolutionin in the first place or Baluchistan for that matter). The RSS and BJP agenda is ethnic cleansing in India in the same style as Nazi paryy in Germany during World war II. -1
5/20/2020 2:28 PMAbby Amber For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:28 PMPompy John For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:27 PMIsabela Joseph For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS
5/20/2020 2:27 PMKhameer For SAVE INDIA and United States from HATRED Of HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (HSS) USA and RSS