HowdyModi to AdiosModi : Protests outside Houston event venue

While the Indian media showed the joy and jubilation of NRIs when Narendra Modi addressed them, there were protests outside the event venue by civil society organisations against the human rights violations committed under the Narendra Modi regime in last 5 years. 

As a majority of Indians slept last night, Prime minister Modi addressed a large gathering of Indian Americans in an event called `Howdy Modi´organised by an Indian American organisation called Texas Indian Forum in Houston, Texas.

While the Indian media showed the joy and jubilation of NRIs when Narendra Modi addressed them, there were protests outside the NRG stadium by civil society organisations against the human rights violations committed under the Narendra Modi regime in last 5 years. 
Protestors carrying placards comparing Modi to Hitler and telling him to go back with slogans like #AdiosModi. The protestors were questioning the silence and lockdown on Kashmir and the increasing incidence of Mob lynchings of Dalits and minorities.  There were chants of  “Modi, Modi you can’t hide, you committed genocide”.

Hindus for Human Rights co-founder Sunita Viswanath said, “We are horrified that our religion which teaches vasudaiva kutumbakam is being hijacked by extremists and nationalists”.

“We are especially appalled by the most recent nightmare of the Kashmiri people, and the situation of 1.9 million people in India who are rendered stateless due to the imposition of the travesty called the National Register of Citizens,” Viswanathan added.

 

Modi’s critics called the Howdy Modi event in Houston a place where white extremists met Hindu extremists.

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