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By:Mohan Mopara, India
Date: Thursday, 9 January 2020, 9:06 pm

South Asian Groups Across the U.S. Plan National Day of Action on January 19th to #StopGenocideinIndia

New York, NY - South Asians in the U.S. are planning a first-of-its-kind national day of action in Indian districts around the United States including Los Angeles, Jersey City, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta to pressure members of the diaspora to stop funding and supporting India’s right-wing government, currently being protested across the world. These protests are in response to the Indian government passing the Citizenship Amendment Act which bars Muslim immigrants from becoming Indian nationals and lays the legal foundation to force the country’s 200 million Muslims into a registry and a series of detention camps.

The protests are historic because they are hosted in Indian districts which have rarely seen national protests against Hindu Nationalism. Artesia Boulevard in Los Angeles, Devon Street in Chicago, Moody Street in Waltham, Patel Plaza in Decatur, Newark Street in Jersey City are just a few of the cities participating. The protests are happening the weekend of January 18-19.

The actions are part of national month of resistance events that will culminate in protests at all of the Indian embassies in the US. For more information contact press@equalitylabs.org.