Protest on Oct 1, 2 – Press coverage, photos and videos
The following links contain press releases, photos and videos of the event.
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Click here for the forum”s Rebuttals and Responses to various news items
Click here for TV Asia”s coverage of the protest event
|Press Release – Post Event||The Forum for Gandhi Heritage Organization and other likeminded associations held a peaceful protest rally outside the United Nations headquarters on October 2. About 500 people from around the US joined the protest objecting to the UN invitation to the Indian Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Read more .
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|Professional Video 1 – protest UN||Watch on Google! video (2.4 min)||Average quality (mpeg, 23 MB)High quality (Quicktime, 163MB)|
|Professional Video 2 – protest UN||Watch on Google! video (2.5 min)||Average quality (mpeg, 25 MB)High quality (Quicktime, 180 MB)|
|Video 1 – Protest in front of UN||Watch on Google! video (1.5 min)||Average quality (mpeg, 12.6 MB)|
|Video 2 – Protest in front of UN||Watch on Google! video (2 min)||Average quality (mpeg, 20 MB)|
|Video 3 – Protest in front of UN||Watch on Google!video (1.5 min)||Average quality (mpeg, 14 MB)|
|Video 4 – Overview of the protest in fron of UN||Watch on Google!video (2.1 min)||Average quality (mp4, 6.5 MB)|
|Video – Press Conference – The spokesperson explains||Watch on Google!video (5.6 min)||Average quality (mpeg, 57 MB)Low quality (mp4, 12.8 MB)|
Rebuttal to Mr. Arun Gandhi letter in Rediff.com
Forum for Preserving Gandhi Heritage considers it unfortunate that Mr. Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi characterized the protest against Ms. Sonia Gandhi representation of Mahatma Gandhi at UN as “unwarranted and senseless attack against Sonia Gandhi. His remarks lacked substance and of low taste. It is surprising that such remarks could come from someone who claims to be a direct descendant of Mahatma Gandhi. However, Forum would like to note that other extended members of Mahatma Gandhi family have provided extensive support for the protest.
Rebuttal to Surinder Malhotra”s letter to NYTimes
We received a copy of the letter sent to you by the Indian National Overseas Congress President Surinder Malhotra dated Oct 10, 2007 in response to the Ad placed in New York Times by Forum for Preserving Gandhi Heritage on Oct 6, 2007 (page 11). We were surprised at the tone and the accusations Mr. Malhotra made in his letter which lacked any meaningful content. In his obsession to protect his leader he seems to have lost rationale in his accusations of the organizers without any proof and his questioning of the integrity of an esteemed paper like New York Times. Forums Advertisement passed through both Acceptability and Legal Departments of New York Times based on the detailed proofs and documents provided by the Forum for each point mentioned in the Ad.