Twitter disapproves Gates Foundations act of awarding Modi

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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.

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philanthropists, development experts, Nobel laureates and legions of voices of conscience asked for the award to be rescinded.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”.

Sabah Hamid resigned from the foundation after realising it was willing to award the Indian Prime Minister despite his increasing authoritarian grip on power.

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