Howdy Modi event: Some Protest outside NRG stadium

By Vijaylakshmi Nadar. Houston, Copy Edited By Adam Rizvi. TX 22nd Sep.2019, TIO: As Houston’s NRG centre began to fill up with Indian-Americans attending the ‘Howdy Modi’ rally, protestors began to gather outside the venue.

#AdiosModi became a popular trend on Twitter, used in protest against #HowdyModi.

Those present at the protest highlighted issues such as the rising instances of mob lynching, the dilution of Article 370 that granted Jammu and Kashmir special status, the National Register of Citizens in Assam, extra-judicial killings, religious persecution, and caste oppression. One placard raised the conviction of IPS officer and whistleblower Sanjiv Bhatt, while another drew inspiration from the movie Apollo 13 to say, “Houston we have a problem. It’s Modi.”

 

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