These tapes were released in May
In 2013, Princeton University Professor of Politics and International Affairs Gary J. Baiss wrote a book “Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide” ‘The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide’. Bais filed a legal request for a decalcification review in December 2012 with the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. The Nixon Library released some untouched tapes in May 2018 and July 2019, then 28 more were released in batches from October 2019 to May 2020.
The tape was released in MayA legal request was filed for the declassification of these tapes and after that recently these tapes were released in batches till May this year. In an opinion piece published in The New York Times on Friday, Gary J. Bais reported about these tapes.
Richard Nixon was a Republican
Richard Nixon was a Republican who was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. Nixon’s hatred towards Indians was greatly instigated by Henry Kissinger. Henry Kissinger was the then National Security Advisor who worked to determine US policy towards India in the early 1970s. On June 17, 1971, at a meeting between 5:15 pm and 6:10 pm, a conversation between Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger was recorded by the Oval Office taping system. This tape is in the form of Conviction 525-001 of the White House Tapes.
‘The most ugly women in the world are Indians’
Gary J. Bais says that these tapes stunned Nixon, Kissinger, and White House Chief of Staff Haldeman in the Oval Office of the White House in June 1971, saying in a venomous tone that Indian women are ‘undoubtedly the world’s The most ugly women are. According to these tapes, Nixon is heard calling all Indians as ‘most sexless’, nothing and pathetic. In a conference held at White House on November 4, 1971, in which Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi was also involved. Nixon told Kissinger in a break about his sexual hatred towards Indians. These tapes illustrate Nixon’s personal racism and his prejudice towards Indians, reflecting his hatred towards international events and leaders.
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In a 54-minute recording on the 42nd tape, Nixon is heard saying on the 50th that Indian women are undoubtedly the most ugly women in the world. After this, comparing Africans to Indians, they say that Africans still have some animal-like charm, but Indians are very pathetic. After this thing, the people sitting there had laughed.