The Ministry of Women & Child Development, a branch of the Government of India, is the apex body for formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to women and child development in India. Their efforts are directed to ensure that women are empowered both economically and socially and thus become equal partners in national development along with men. The ministry is headed by Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, who has held numerous government positions and has been the recipient of numerous awards for her public service. On behalf of the Government of India, she fully supports Mr. Alexander’s petition.
“I have seen the details of the case of Anand Jon and have come to the conclusion that he has been wrongfully convicted…I strongly urge you to take up his case...so that justice can ultimately prevail.”
The Bay Area Sikh alliance propagates the message of Guru Granth Shaib and the Ten Gurus. They participate in activities within and outside of the Sikh Community for the benefit of Skihs. The organization provides a platform for youth to excel in their goals. They fully support Mr. Alexander’s petition.
“We have been following this case since the beginning and we as a community believe that Mr. Alexander has been wrongfully accused and convicted.”
The Indian National Congress, lead by P.C. Chacko, is the Presidium or the central decisionmaking assembly of the Indian National Congress. It is composed of members elected from Statelevel Pradesh Congress Committees and can have as many as a thousand members. It is the AICC that elects members of the Congress Working Committee and the Congress President, who is also the head of the AICC. The organizational executives of the AICC are several general-secretaries selected by the Congress President and the members of the Congress Working Committee.
“Mr. Alexander, a nonresident Keralite, has been wrongfully convicted on charges of sexual misconduct and sentenced to imprisonment in the USA. The jury delivered its verdict based on evidence pertaining to un-charged crimes.”
The Indian Government set up the Non-Resident Keralites Affairs Department (NORKA) in 1996 to take care of the dispora. In 2002, Norka Roots,a field agency, was established as an interface between the non-resident Keralites and and the government of Kerala and a forum for addressing the NRK’s problems, safeguarding their rights and rehabilitating the returnees.
“There has been prejudicial misconduct on the part of the prosecution. The prosecution relied upon evidence outside the record, made inflammatory speeches, denigrated the trial counsel, and falsely accused the defense for manipulation of evidence…During the closing statements, they employed racist stereotypes to appeal to the prejudices of the jurors, and cast aspersions on the defendant, convicting him in advance even before a verdict of the grand jury.”
The Orthodox Jewish Chaplaincy Board (OJCB) conducted Sukkos programs for Jewish Inmates at Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail and Twin Tower Correctional Facility during Chol Hamoed Sukkos. The Jewish Inmates were able to participate in the Mitzvah of Lulov and Esrog. They heard divrei Torah from the OJCB Chaplains and they sang and recited tefilos and Tehilim. The Chaplains also distributed Jewish reading material to them. It was an uplifting experience for those who are experiencing difficult times. They fully support Mr. Alexander’s petition.
“I served as Anand Jon Alexander’s Chaplain during his incarceration at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. His persona does not fit the charges that have been brought against him…He and his family, who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting on numerous occasions, are refined, genteel, well-mannered individuals. The charges against him are completely out of character.”
Citizens for Democracy (CFD) was formed on Dec 19, 2010, as a coalition of professional groups, NGOs, trade unions, student unions, political parties and individuals outraged by the consistent misuse and abuse of the ‘blasphemy laws’ and religion in politics.