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There is room, as well, for progressive periodicals such as Samar, the South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection, and Trikone, which is the organ of the Asian Indian gay and lesbian community. At the institutional level, while organizations such as the Network of Indian Professionals (NETIP) have, at least until recently, disavowed any significant interest in political questions, there are also explicitly politically minded organizations such as the Forum of Indian Leftists (FOIL) and the Committee on South Asian Women (COSAW), as well as organizations, where second generation Asian Indians with an eye to the American (rather than Indian) landscape often dominate, notably the India Abroad Center for Political Awareness and the Indian American Political Awareness Committee (IAPAC). If these organizations have rarely impacted American politics, it may also have to do with the fact that their membership is drawn largely from the academic world, just as links between Asian Indian intellectuals and the wider community remain tenuous if not negligible..
Goodell also repeatedly stressed the importance and value of an “independent investigation” by former FBI director Robert Mueller that the league first announced last week. That investigation has been questioned, however, for two reasons. First, the league said Mueller’s “independent” investigation will be overseen by two longtime NFL owners one of whom, John Mara of the New York Giants, expressed support for Goodell as the Ray Rice controversy reached its apex.
Secondly, no such views as were expressed by Gandhi have been heard in India since independence, where efforts have from time to time have been made to keep alive the public memory of Udham Singh’s deed. Films, statues, popular literature, and public acts of commemoration testify to Udham Singh’s place in the public sphere. “Shaheed Udham Singh” (2000), directed by Iqbal Dhillon with Raj Babbar in the star role, is one of two feature films made on Udham Singh, though the film “Jallianwala Bagh”, made in 1977, also featured Udham Singh in a minor role, played by the famous actor Balraj Sahni.