UK’s Human rights body: ‘Modi Modi, you can’t hide, you committed genocide!’ – By M Ghazali Khan
As part of its ongoing campaign of monthly vigils against attacks on, and lynchings of, Muslims, Christians and Dalits in India London based human-rights organisation South Asia Solidarity Group (SASG) held its second vigil – this time in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square, outside the British Parliament this Sunday. …
…A placard reading ‘Defend the Constitution! Resist Modi 2.0’s Hindu Fascism’ was placed in the arms of a Gandhi Statue overlooking Parliament Square.… Rising communal tension in India has been taking its toll on the mood of Indians in diaspora in UK. As a silent protest against atrocities an anonymous group arranged a digital van roaming around Lord’s Cricket Ground during the World Cup final with a message ‘End Mob lynching’ and ‘Save Minorities in India’.…
Meanwhile, a group campaigning for justice for the whistle-blower and senior police officer Sanjiv Bhatt has launched a website , after he was given a sentence of life imprisonment by a sessions court in Gujarat, India. Campaigners say this was because Bhatt had given evidence against Narendra Modi, the current Indian Prime Minister about his role in the 2002 Gujarat riots which led to the killing of over 1000 people.
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