Indian Hindu Group Denies Claims of Misusing Money from UK Charities

February 26, 2004

Source: BBC News

On February 26, 2004 the BBC News reported, "A right wing Hindu organisation in India has strongly denied allegations that it misused money raised from charities in the UK. The denial follows allegations by a British campaign group that activists loyal to the Rashtriya Swayemsevak Sangh (RSS) siphoned off relief money. An RSS spokesman described the allegations as false and baseless. The RRS and other groups are accused of being involved or implicated in violence or hatred against minorities. The report, released by the group Awaaz - South Asia Watch, said big donations from members of the public in Britain ended up in the hands of groups such as the RSS. An RSS spokesman, Ram Madhav, told the BBC that the report was full of untruths and was prepared with the sole aim of misguiding people."