Twitter disapproves Gates Foundations act of awarding Modi
NEW YORK: Dozens of South Asians assembled outside the Lincoln Centre where Indian Prime Minister received an award from Gates Foundation on Tuesday, despite infliction of state violence and communication shutdown in Kashmir.
— Stand With Kashmir Seattle (@swkseattle) September 24, 2019
Many headed to social media to express their displeasure over the organization’s act of honoring the Indian premier with the Global Goalkeeper Award at a time genocide is expanding in India.
Human rights defenders, philanthropists, development experts, Nobel laureates and legions of voices of conscience asked for the award to be rescinded.
“History will remember those who stood up to fascism & those who celebrated it,” one activist said in a tweet, adding that it was an “attack on human rights everywhere”.
History won’t look kindly @gatesfoundation.
They’re honoring Modi at a time when millions of Kashmiris have been silenced, millions in Assam have been rendered stateless & Muslims & Dalits are openly lynched.
It’s an attack on human rights everywhere.https://t.co/Mv3tbDn4IK
— Arjun Sethi (@arjunsethi81) September 17, 2019
Dear @gatesfoundation shame on you! Millions of Kashmiris are under house arrest for more than 50 days. An earthquake jolted parts of PK & IOK. Around 20 ppl died here however Kashmiris in IOK hv no access to Internet & mobile networks to tell their stories. Ur award is a sham!! https://t.co/daoRrqzgF9
— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) September 25, 2019
— KS Ahmad (@KSAhmad4) September 18, 2019
Sabah Hamid resigned from the foundation after realising it was willing to award the Indian Prime Minister despite his increasing authoritarian grip on power.
— Azad Essa (@azadessa) September 22, 2019