Washington, August 10
A bunch of Indian-Americans from in and across the nationwide capital held a protest right here towards China’s aggression in the direction of India and the human rights violations of Uyghur minority teams within the nation’s restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang area.
Maintaining social distancing and sporting masks, the peaceable protestors on Sunday gathered on the historic nationwide mall dealing with the US Capitol and displayed anti-China posters, banners and raised slogans towards the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its leaders.
“This summer while the world was fighting coronavirus, China was trying to encroach upon other’s land. It’s not only in Ladakh in India but also against its other neighbours as well. It’s time that the world unites against this Chinese aggression,” stated Adapa Prasad from Overseas Friends of BJP USA.
Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a bitter standoff in a number of areas alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in japanese Ladakh since May 5. The state of affairs deteriorated after the June 15 Galwan Valley clashes wherein 20 Indian Army personnel had been killed and an unconfirmed variety of Chinese troopers died.
“China’s Communist occasion has infringed on the spiritual rights of the Uyghur neighborhood and violated human rights of individuals of Hong Kong,” Puneet Ahluwalia, who’s an Indian-American Republican and founding father of the Proud American Political Action Committee, stated.
Ahluwalia, who’s exploring to run for the publish of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, stated US President Donald Trump’s arduous measures towards China had been in the best path.
“China has to play international rules,” he stated.
“We have seen what they have done in Africa. We have seen what they are doing in Iran…Most importantly, they recently backstabbed India,” Ahluwalia stated, alleging that China is spying on Americans by way of numerous social media purposes and by stealing knowledge and data.
Sunil Singh, an eminent Indian-American from the Greater Washington DC space, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for banning Chinese purposes in India.
Noting that individuals of India had stopped shopping for China-made items, he stated there was additionally a necessity for the Americans to make an analogous transfer.
This was the second main anti-China protest by Indian-Americans right here in Washington DC. PTI