A bunch of Indian-Individuals from in and across the nationwide capital held a protest right here towards China’s aggression in the direction of India and the human proper violations of Uyghur minority teams within the nation’s restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang area.
Sustaining social distancing and sporting masks, the peaceable protestors on Sunday gathered on the historic nationwide mall going through the US Capitol and displayed anti-China posters, banners and raised slogans towards the Communist Get together of China and its leaders.
“This summer time whereas the world was preventing coronavirus, China was making an attempt to encroach upon different’s land. It isn’t solely in Ladakh in India but additionally towards it is different neighbours as effectively. It is time that the world unites towards this Chinese language aggression,” mentioned Adapa Prasad from Abroad Associates of BJP USA.
Indian and Chinese language troops have been locked in a bitter standoff in a number of areas alongside the Line of Precise Management (LAC) in jap Ladakh since Might 5. The scenario deteriorated after the June 15 Galwan Valley clashes during which 20 Indian Military personnel have been killed and an unconfirmed variety of Chinese language troopers died.
“China’s Communist get together has infringed on the non secular rights of the Uyghur group 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 Motion Committee, mentioned.
Ahluwalia, who’s exploring to run for the publish of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, mentioned US President Donald Trump’s arduous measures towards China was in the correct route.
“China has to play worldwide guidelines,” he mentioned.
“Now we have seen what they’ve carried out in Africa. Now we have seen that they’re doing in Iran. Most significantly, they not too long ago backstabbed India,” Ahluwalia mentioned, alleging that China is spying on Individuals via numerous social media purposes and by stealing information and data.
Sunil Singh, an eminent Indian-American from the Higher Washington DC space, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for banning Chinese language purposes in India.
Noting that folks of India have stopped shopping for China made items, he mentioned there was additionally a necessity for the Individuals to make an identical transfer.
This was the second main anti-China protest by Indian-Individuals right here in Washington DC.