Indian diaspora across 25 cities of the U.S. celebrated Republic Day on Sunday. At the same time, they demand the American Administration to impose sanctions on their country of origin because they believed that the imposition of Citizenship Amendment Act was “anti-human dignity.” They said that after imposing CAA, the Indian government was planning to two other “black” laws—NRC and NPR—that would lead to disenfranchisement of innumerable Indians, particularly the Muslims.
Under the banner of the Coalition Against Genocide, an alliance of different human and civil rights organizations, they carried out near simultaneous rallies in front of various Indian missions and US government buildings. The protests were held in 30 cities across the states of California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Minnesota and Washington.
The concurrent demonstrations were held following celebrations marking India’s 71st Republic Day. The rallies were collectively called the “Day of Action.” They were also held to voice opposition against human rights violations on the legislative and ground level committed by the BJP.
Protestors who voiced their concerns with placards and slogans were provided bus transportation from neighboring towns and cities by the CAG umbrella organizations. Besides condemning the Citizenship (Amendment) Act brought into effect recently and the Modi government’s high-handedness against its opponents, they also sought to attune the US Congress and State Department to the current situation in India.