MODI PROTEST IN NYC MEDIA ADVISORY
Media Contact: Andrew Bowen, APR
Human Rights groups to demonstrate in NYC Saturday, September 25 to protest visiting Indian PM Modi’s persecution of critics, minorities
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 21, 2021) – Human rights, civil rights groups and interfaith leaders opposed to state-sanctioned discrimination, intimidation, persecution, physical attacks and killings of religious minorities by Hindu right-wing extremists in India gather near the White House Thursday to protest the U.S. visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The rally will be held at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza 833 1st Avenue New York, NY, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.
Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party leads the decades-old Hindu supremacist movement known as Hindutva that is systematically persecuting Muslims, Christians, Jews, Dalits and other non-Hindu minorities by denying basic economic, employment, human and civil rights by statute, state policy and physical attack.
Genocide Watch has issued a Genocide Emergency: India report placing India at stage No. 8 – persecution – on the 10-point scale leading to genocide, adding that although the government is not yet at the mass extermination phase, No. 9, it is already at No. 10, official denial.
WHO: Groups opposed to state-sanctioned persecution of religious minorities in India.
WHAT: Public peaceful protest of Indian PM Narendra Modi’s sanctioning human rights violations in India.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza 833 1st Avenue New York, NY
WHY: To focus world attention on the growing threat of Hindu right-wing nationalism, Hindutva, and to build support for pressuring the Indian government to take action to overturn policies and laws enacted specifically to deny basic human and civil rights to 10s of millions of Indian citizens.