Thousands Protested Outside UNGA in New York During Narendra Modi’s Speech
Thousands of South Asians and concerned North Americans staged a rally in front of the UN headquarters as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly of the United Nations on Friday.
Those who gathered said they had come to oppose what they described as an undeclared Emergency in India, the “military occupation” of Kashmir, the lynchings of Dalits and Muslims, ongoing violence against women, the violation of the rights of workers, farmers, adivasis and minorities.
Mobilised by a range of South Asian community organisations, they came from the US’s northeastern corridor around New York and from further afield, participants told The Wire. Though they were from diverse political affiliations and persuasions, they carried banners broadly opposing the violation of rights in India.…
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