Human rights activists angry with Gates Foundation award to ‘butcher of Gujarat’ Modi – By Himani Chandna
Human rights activists, lawyers and politicians have stirred a controversy by opposing the announcement of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation award to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. They have labelled him the “butcher of Gujarat” and “Hitler of the East”.…
An opinion piece in The Washington Post titled ‘The Gates Foundation shouldn’t give an award to Narendra Modi’ accused the leader of the “Hindu nationalist party” for inciting violence against minorities and curtailing the freedom of expression.
The article, written by lawyers Suchitra Vijayan and Arjun Singh Sethi, said: “In light of Modi’s record, including promoting repressive policies in the past month in Kashmir and the northeastern state of Assam, he should not be given the award.…
- Gates Foundation Award for Indian PM and ‘Despot-in-the-Making’ Narendra Modi Draws Anger From Rights Advocates – By Eoin Higgins (Sep 12, 2019, Common Dreams)
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under fire over award to Indian PM Modi – By Sara Spary (Sep 12, 2019, CNN)
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under fire over award for Narendra Modi – By Vidhi Doshi (Sep 12, 2019, The Guardian)
- India’s Democratic Dictatorship – By Shashi Tharoor (Sep 13, 2019, Project Syndicate)