The current PM of India, Modi, is responsible for massacres, killings and the current crisis in Kashmir. Help us get the Gates Foundation to revoke this award.
While we understand the award was given for the Prime Minister’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan program, which is aimed at building toilets in India where about 500 million people defecate in public, it nevertheless seems inconsistent to give a humanitarian award to a man whose nickname is the “Butcher of Gujarat.”
The award could not have come at a more awkward time. Genocide Watch has issued a genocide warning for the Indian held Kashmir and the Indian state of Assam. In Kashmir, more than 800,000 Indian armed forces have kept eight million Kashmiris detained in their own homes without phones or internet service for the last month, canceled school for students and are blinding protesters with pellet guns. In Assam, 1.9 million Bengali speaking Muslims have been stripped of their citizenship while Hindus are told not to worry about losing their citizenship.
Since the Bharatiya Janta Party, Modi’s party came to power in 2014, the use of organized mobs and militias have undermined the rule of law so frequently that the Indian Supreme Court warned that these “horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be permitted to inundate the law of the land.”