Understanding the Situation
On August 15th, 2022, India's Independence Day, Dr. Lall was asked to join a large gathering of political leaders and law enforcement where they presented an award honoring the ministry's significant contribution to the community. However, some local agitators met the accolades and praise received with jealousy and fury. These antagonists appeared on television, wrote in newspapers, and focused on how to attack the mission and its leadership. Over the past month and a half, there have been numerous threats, allegations, and intimidation tactics trying to find ways to close the mission's work and attack Dr. Lall. Several ongoing efforts by these local agitators, aided by local media, are allegedly connected to various government departments and branches.