Grief, anger among Indian diaspora in US as COVID crisis worsens
….As the COVID pandemic continues to ravage India with an exponential rise in the number of cases, the 4.2 million members of the Indian diaspora in the US are stricken with panic, pain and grief….
Once a hub of support for Prime Minister Modi’s government, the Indian diaspora is now full of mounting anger at the government’s handling of the pandemic. Many say the Indian government claimed victory over COVID too early and used it as a political tool to try to win crucial state elections….
Japneet Singh, a 25-year-old Sikh-American who is running for New York City Council, lost his uncle to COVID-19 on April 30 in the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab state. Singh blames Modi’s leadership for bringing about the COVID catastrophe….