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Protesters target Indian prime minister Modi’s state visit

by Antony Hamilton
Issue No. 2480

Hundreds of protesters confronted Indian prime minister Narendra Modi when he visited Downing Street last Thursday.

Modi heads the right wing populist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As chief minister of the state of Gujarat in 2002, Modi oversaw pogroms against Muslims that left an estimated 2,000 people dead.

Around 1,000 people joined another protest the following day when Modi and David Cameron spoke in front of 60,000 people at Wembley Stadium.

The spectacle at Wembley was used to hide Modi’s human rights abuses.

The activists outside were different groups from Britain, Pakistan and India who were all campaigning against the atrocities that Modi has watched over.

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