Modi in the US: NY trucks question Umar Khalid, wrestlers protest, and More
Modi’s visits to the US have been seen as an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the two countries, and have focused on issues such as trade, Defense, and security cooperation. In recent years, the US has also been supportive of India’s efforts to counter terrorism and extremism and has worked closely with India to promote regional stability and economic growth.
While there may be some Americans who are critical of Modi’s policies, the US government has generally maintained a positive relationship with India and has recognized the importance of India as an important global strategic partner.
During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, trucks with screens beckoned US President Joe Biden to ask the Indian PM demanding queries about what was going on in India.
Americans from the Indian diaspora and others have flocked to the streets to oppose the entry of the self-proclaimed Vishwaguru into the United States. A specific LED Screen truck was observed touring the lengths of New York asking that Biden ask Modi a few questions, such as “Why is Umar Khalid still inside the jail after 1000 days without hearing?” and Did You Know? that mob lynching of Muslims, Christians, and Dalits have increased during Modi’s leadership? With almost little responsibility.”
Another photo used the caption #CrimeMinisterOfIndia.
One of the vehicles mentioned the wrestlers’ protest that has swept India in recent months. “Ask Modi why female Olympians were detained while fighting sexual assault by his own minister?” the petition said.
The Indian diaspora has also scheduled a June 22 rally at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC. Hindus for Human Rights, a human rights organization located in the United States, has also released a protest toolkit to help protesters demonstrate peacefully and “exercise their first amendment rights safely.”
According to a Pew survey conducted from March 20 to 26, around 51% of Americans have a favorable attitude toward Indians; nonetheless, Narendra Modi remains a virtually unknown figure among them. According to the report, just approximately 40% of Americans were aware of Narendra Modi.
As a public figure, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has both supporters and critics. Some people have criticized his policies, particularly in relation to human rights, minority rights, and economic reforms. For example, some critics have accused Modi’s government of promoting Hindu nationalism at the expense of religious minorities such as Muslims, Christians, and Dalits. Others have criticized his government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on the country. However, Modi also has a large base of supporters who believe that his policies have been beneficial for India’s development and progress.