New York: Many Indian Americans, joined by several civil rights organisations, have staged protests across dozens of United States cities against policies of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi that critics say undermine the country’s secular constitution.
According to APP, the protest was organized by the ‘Coalition Against Genocide’ — a grouping of some 40 organizations based in the United States and Canada as well as individuals — the emotion-charged rally was timed to coincide with India’s Republic Day.
Similar protests took place in Washington, D.C. and 28 other major American cities in which representatives of American-Sikh, Christian and Jewish organizations as also those of human rights bodies participated. In New York, members of “Black Lives Matter”, a powerful organization of Afro-Americans, also joined the protest.
The largest gathering of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protestors was reported from Chicago where Indian-Americans gathered in large numbers and formed a several mile-long human chain.
A number of women were among the protestors carrying anti-CAA banners and raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanding CAA’s repeal and revocation of the proposed National Register for Citizens (NRC).
Earlier in this month, Indian opposition leaders unite to step up its campaign against the ruling government of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
According to the details, 20 Indian leaders unite at the Center against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Congress party organized a meeting of opposition parties in the national capital on Monday.
A strategy was to be chaired by Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi to combine opposition to the CAA, the National Register of Citizens (NRC), economic slowdown and other political situations in the country.