Figure 6 below maps out the interconnections of leftist/communist organizations and how they are all ultimately connected to FOIL. The information has been compiled from the individual websites as well as from Whois.net. All the websites are registered to individuals who are FOIL members. For example, Rajasekhar Ramakrishnan, an old time FOIL member and Secretary-Treasurer of SINGH Foundation is the registering agent for FOIL’s website as well as those of SACW, INSAF and SINGH. Similarly, Akhila Raman, another FOIL member is the registering agent for CSFH; FOSA member Ramkumar Sridharan is the registering agent of YSS, the Youth Wing of FOIL as well that as of Ekta.
The figure also shows that the websites of FOIL affiliates are in turn hosted by other FOIL affiliates. For instance, Ekta hosts the sites of CSFH, FOSA, CAC, NRI-SAHI, Anand Patwardhan, Rakesh Sharma, and Organizing Youth! (associated with YSS).
Many of the links on each of the websites are broken or point back to the same websites. For example, www.foil.org points to www.proxsa.org (as of July 21, 2011). In the same manner, www.ektaonline.org has a notice saying ‘EKTA is temporarily on hiatus. We recommend you visit Friends of South Asia http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org in the meantime. (as of July 21, 2011)”
It is important to understand that FOIL and its affiliates use dubious methods when fighting for issues. They use the names of all of these pseudo-organizations when signing petitions, letters of protests, etc., thus creating an impression of a large number of organizations. In reality, as Figure 6 shows, all of these pseudo-organizations are registered to a handful of people and consist of the same individuals.
Table 1 below provides addresses and other registration details for the various websites shown below.
Figure 6 – FOIL’s Network of Websites – An Illustration
Source: Whois.Net and Individual Websites
Table 1 – Registration Information on the Websites of FOIL and its Affiliates
Source: WHOIS.NET and Individual Websites