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Indian Americans Hold Protest Rallies in Nevada, Michigan in Solidarity With Indian Farmers

Indian Americans Hold Protest Rallies in Nevada, Michigan in Solidarity With Indian Farmers

About 100 people gathered on Dec. 20 in downtown Reno, Nevada to show with farmers protesting in India. Wearing green, yellow and white, the protestors in Reno gathered around a flatbed trailer, as they listened to speakers and chanted “No farmers, no food,” This is Reno reported.

They held signs supporting the farmers and criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the current government for the bills. Maneet Kaur, one of the organizers told This is Reno that “geographically distant Indians are doing their part to support the efforts of the farmers protesting in India.”

Protest in Reno, Nevada. (Courtesy Punjabi Cultural & Sports Club Facebook page)

The same day, Indian Americans gathered in Troy, Michigan to peaceful protest and a car rally. The protestors used different languages, display of banners, and chanting of slogans to show their solidarity with the farmers in India. “The protestors who spoke at the rally expressed their transparent and unbiased views and awareness about three farming bills and how these bills passed as laws by the India Parliament impact the livelihood of farmers, including their human rights and personal freedom,” reported. Speakers included Masood Rab, President of CAPI (Coalition of Americans for Pluralism in India); Mahesh Wasnik, a member from  NRI Ambedkarite group and Amrinder Singh of GENCO Alumni Association of Michigan.

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“Some of the speakers who have their friends and family members participating in the farmers protests in India talked about the adverse impacts of the three new agricultural bills adapted by the Indian Parliament under the BJP Prime Minister Modi’s unconstitutional political maneuvering,” the report said.

Protest rally in Tory, Michigan.
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