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.
I worked in Gujarat in 2008. Modi was still CM. The Muslims who in 2001 had been lynched, raped, killed & run out of their homes were suffering economic boycotts & continued violence. Their allies were, too. The state did not help w/resettlement. Modi is a monster. #AdiosModi
— Veena Dubal (@veenadubal) September 21, 2019
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.
It doesn’t matter how many US lawmakers share the stage with Modi this morning or the number of supporters who chant his name.
There will always be voices of conscience who resist fascism, cruelty & human rights atrocities. We are strong, and in the end, we will win. #AdiosModi
— Arjun Sethi (@arjunsethi81) September 22, 2019
— storiesi’vebeentold (@onnotebookpaper) September 22, 2019
My voice is gone. My energy is low. My spirits are high as I was humbled to stand with thousands of Indian Christians, Dalits, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and many other Americans of all backgrounds to say “#AdiosModi” in the face of #HowdyModi spectacle. pic.twitter.com/9OQv3dvZKO
— Pieter Friedrich (@FriedrichPieter) September 23, 2019
Modi’s critics called the Howdy Modi event in Houston a place where white extremists met Hindu extremists.