President Donald J. Trump Feb. 2, 2017
The White House
Dear Mr. President,
Ref: Special consideration and help to persecuted Christians for migrating to the US:
Sub: Similar consideration & help be given to persecuted Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians & Jains from Pak. Afghan & Bangladesh:
Your recent decision to extend special help for migrating to the United States to the persecuted minorities, particularly the Christians, from some of the Islamic states has been highly appreciated by the persecuted communities and the Christian world.
We would like to draw your attention to other groups of persecuted minorities who have equally been heavily persecuted by the Islamic States of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who deserve similar consideration by your administration as has been extended to the Christians of the other Islamic states. The heavily discriminated minorities in these countries include Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians, Jains and others.
Mr. President, at the time of the partition of India in 1947 close to four million of these minorities were mercilessly slaughtered by the Sunni Muslim radicals of Pakistan. Similarly, in 1971 at the time of the birth of Bangladesh more than three million Bengalis were killed by the occupying Sunni army of Pakistan. In view of the cold war alliances and policies generated by them these genocidal human devastations did not hit the headlines in most of the Western capitals nor were humanitarian sympathies or aid offered by the ever-generous Westerners.
At the time of Pakistan’s birth in 1947 the volume of the above mentioned persecuted minorities in Pakistan was 30 to 35% of the total population of Pakistan. Today due to the continued ethnic cleansing according to the Western sources that volume has been reduced to just 1%. Afghanistan had about 15% non-Muslims but they all were either driven out, forcibly converted or simply eliminated. In Bangladesh, the volume of the non-Muslim population has been reduced from 40% to about 7% and ethnic cleansing, forced conversion, massacres and driving the unwanted non-Muslims out of the country were some of the methods used to achieve the dominant Islamization.
The Islamic crusade in Pakistan did not end in the Islamic State itself but with the active help of the US enemy number one, Osama Ben Laden, and the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia it crossed the frontiers and radically altered the ethnic composition of India’s Kashmir by unleashing genocidal attacks against all kinds of non-Muslims. Consequently, now the Kashmir valley, after having eliminated the entire non-Muslim population has been reduced to Sunni land. Consequently, India’s Kashmir has become replica of Pakistan with 100% Sunni Wahhabi Muslims. We request that the exiled people from these countries, who are generally the persecuted minorities, may also be afforded the same kind of consideration for relocating in the U.S. as the Christians of the Islamic States.
Already some of your prominent and brave supporters from the Indo-American community have severely criticized the liberals and democrats for having done precious little and shown no compassion towards these uprooted refugees. Would it not be befitting for the Trump administration to express support for these homeless people and thereby solidify India’s and the Indo-American community’s massive support behind the Trump Agenda of transforming America?
A few things about these disenfranchised and exiled people that need to be kept in mind are a) they are non-violent; b) educated and skilled; c) know and understand democratic values; d) love the West particularly America; e) believers of thought & religious freedom; f) highly tolerant & compatible; and, g) believers in co-existence and mutual respect. Furthermore, they will be America’s readymade skilled and educated workforce with all the attributes and qualities for strengthening the American society and its freedom and democratic values.
Mr. President, in conclusion we would like to emphasize that by extending the same kind of help for immigrating to the US as USA is going to the persecuted Christians of the Muslim states identified by you we will be engaging in a great humanitarian plan and in the process, we will be earning gratitude, support, and good will of nearly two billion people of South Asia. We urge you Mr. President to please give a serious consideration to this win-win suggestion.
With best wishes
Dr. Jagan Kaul
3145 Gilbert Ave.,
Roseburg, OR 97471