Founded in 1987 by Amrit Wilson, and Kalpana Wilson, South Asia Solidarity Group (SASG), has other members like former LTTE member from Sri Lanka, Nirmala Rajasingham, Keval Bharadia, Saunvedan Aparanti, Sangeeta Kalia and Shruti Iyer, currently pursuing Law from University of Oxford. As per their website SASG is an “anti-imperialist, anti-racist organisation based in Britain. We are committed to supporting, publicising, and building solidarity with people’s struggles for justice and democracy and against exploitation, gender and caste based oppression, imperialism, war and the so-called ‘war on terror’ in the countries of South Asia.” SASG is also part of International Solidarity for Academic Freedom in India (InSAF) and Awaaz Network.
While the group pretends to work for “South Asia” but their entire campaign has been against Hindus and India even when Hindus in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are butchered everyday for being Hindus, their temples attacked, festivals disrupted and girls abducted, raped, forcibly converted and married off to their abductors. A report by Digital Forensics, Research and Analytical Centre (DFRAC) analyse how SASG led a sustained hate campaign against Hindus and India.
In 2022, SASG blamed Hindus in Leicester for violence against them even when there was overwhelming evidence on video and speeches made by Islamists against Hindus, Islamists calling for mobs from outside Leicester via Instagram, fake news peddled by ex-ISIS/AQ recruiters like Majid Freeman calling Hinduphobia to be “….comparable to White Lives Matter”. SASG also attacked Britain’s first Hindu Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, of Islamophobia, racism, poverty and Hindutva. Amrit Wilson has often appeared in panels and programmes organised by Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a group that been flagged by counter-terrorism groups to be associated closely with the current Iranian regime. IHRC has extended support to terror groups such as Hzbollah, Hamas and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
SASG has a number of times previously denied the existence of hatred for Hindus or Hinduphobia. They claimed that Hinduohobia is a myth, has no historical or structural basis, is a spurious notion or is not a global phenomenon.
SASG have supported terrorists and sympathised with terror groups calling Afzal Guru ‘innocent’, LeT terrorist Burhan Wani’s killing as ‘extra-judicial execution’, called killing Lashkar e Tayyaba’s Ishrat Jahan as ‘murder’ by the Indian state and Khalistani terrorist, Jagtar Singh Johal‘s arrest as ‘unlawful’. SASG also have been working along with Khalistanis in the UK. From writing for Khalistani news portal ‘Sikh Siyasat‘, to protesting with them against Indian government in London, SASG have called for the release of Jagtar Singh Johal alias, Jaggi, a member of the terror group, Khalistan Liberation Front.
In a tweet on Pulwama attack, SASG quoted an article from the much maligned, The Wire, equated the death of Indian security forces with the death of terrorist and Pulwama bomber, Adil Ahmed Dar.
Like any Hindu hater on social media who resorts to making ‘cow mutra’, ‘cow dung’ jibes, SASG too had made such jibes at Hindus and India. Such jibes were also made by terrorist and Pulwama suicide bomber, Adil Ahmed Dar.
SASG have been campaigning for the separation of Kashmir from India. They have built and propagated false and fabricated stories of human rights abuses by Indian army forces via campaigns, vigils, events, and protests. They objected to UK’s Labour leader, Keir Starmer’s assertion that “….Kashmir is “a matter for the Indian Parliament”” and have accused the leader of forming ties with Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB) who SASG accuses of being closely linked with “far-right and Hindu supremacist government in India”. Calling the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A “illegal” and against India’s Constitution, in another article SASG said “……..non-Kashmiri settlers will be able to take over the land”. They concluded the article with the words:
We believe that one day Kashmir will be free as an independent country - not occupied by India or Pakistan. South Asia Solidarity Group, Stand with Kashmir against military occupation and colonialism, 6th August 2019, Counterfire.org
They have often called India’s presence in Kashmir as “occupation”, “settler-colonialism“, “illegal annexation”, “under siege”, “repression”, “religious genocide” and “land grabbers” along with liberally using the #FreeKashmir hashtag.
Equating Palestine with Kashmir, SASG have made anti-Semitic statements like “From River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free”. Along with anti-Semitic calls, SASG have also accused UK’s current PM, Rishi Sunak, former Minister Priti Patel and Alok Sharma as “acolytes of Modi”.
The right-wing UK government ministers Priti Patel, Rishi Sunak and Alok Sharma are all acolytes of Modi, and the HSS (the international wing of the openly fascist RSS, of which Modi is a lifelong member) and other Hindu-supremacist organisations are actively spreading hate in the UK”. South Asia Solidarity Group, Resign Modi; Activists drop banner on London’s Westminster Bridge, 15th August 2021, Maktoob Media
SASG also added fuel to fire during the farmers protests, fanned the ‘ethnic Muslim cleansing‘ calls internationally for passing the humane Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), protested against setting up of Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi, supported Church-backed protests against setting up of Kundankulam nuclear power plant, protested against removing Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s portrait from Aligarh Muslim University, supported and promoted the bigoted ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ conference in 2021.
SASG ran a ‘Reclaim Diwali’ event in 2015 for ‘secular’ celebrations of the Hindu festival of Deepavali.
Below are some of their social media posts.