UK: Indian diaspora organises silent digital protest to mark anniversary of anti-CAA protests

By M Ghazali Khan LONDON— Amid the Corona fear and the social distancing restrictions, the Indian diaspora in London marked International Human Rights Day and the anniversary of anti-CAA protests in India by driving a digital van through central London, including around Parliament Square and the iconic Trafalgar Square.The van had splashed on its right, left and backside, big digital visuals of Shaheen Bagh protest’s iconic figure Biklis Dadi and a slogan, ‘Shaheen Bagh Lives on! Repeal India’s Islamophobic Citizenship laws’. A second slide, showing women protesters in India read,…

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Saudi Arabia deports Indians for protesting against CAA

New Delhi: Saudi Arabia has deported several  number of non-resident Indians (NRI) living in the Gulf state for protesting against a highly controversial anti-Muslim law introduced by the far-right Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Inspired by Shaheen Bagh Protests in India last year, where a group of mainly Muslim women organised a sit-in to deonstrate against the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a number of Indians living in Jeddah are said to have shown their solidarity by holding placards against the proposed registration bill, said media reports.…

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North East parties observe ‘Black Day’ against CAA

Guwahati/Shillong/Agartala – The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO), an apex body of eight students and youth organisations of seven northeastern states, on Friday observed a “Black Day” across the region against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), a constituent of the NESO, announced that it would relaunch its protest against the CAA from December 12. The anti-CAA protests across the northeastern region, comprising eight states, were suspended following the Covid-19 pandemic. AASU sources said that they would organise ‘Gana Hunkar’ (mass shouting), where traditional and folk…

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US: Silicon Valley County passes resolution against CAA

Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos has welcomed the resolution passed by Alameda County in the state of California against the draconian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and related initiatives such as the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) that threaten to disenfranchise millions of Indian Muslims. The Alameda County resolution refers to the fact that the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom designated India as “Country of Particular Concern ( CPC),” and that the…

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