Indian-Americans hold protest in front of China’s embassy in Washington


Team Udayavani, Jul 20, 2020, 8:28 AM IST

Photo: ABC News

Washington: A group of Indian-Americans from in and around the national capital has held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy here, protesting against China”s aggression along the Line of Actual Control.

Displaying anti-China banners and shouting slogans like “China Communist: Down Down”, the protesters on Sunday said that “the Chinese virus has killed lakhs of people across the world and has brought the global economy to a standstill”.

Community activist Manoj Sreenilayam said: “We condemn the unprovoked Chinese aggression, landgrab and killing of Indians on Indian territory in Ladakh, while the world is distracted with the COVID-19 pandemic”.

For the past several decades, China has been bullying India and other smaller nations, said another activist Mahindra Sapa.

“In the South China Sea, China has been illegally capturing land and islands of smaller nations. It has killed 20 Indian soldiers. We are here to raise awareness and urge the world to do horizontal escalation and economically decouple from China,” Sapa said.

The peaceful protest represented a cross-section of the Indian-American cultural and social organisations from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.

Prominent among them being Kerala association of Greater Washington, Durga Temple friends, Tamil cultural groups and Indian cultural Associations of Howard County, National Council of Asian Indian Associations and Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America.

Recently formed New York-based Oppose Chinese Imperialism (OCI) Group 23 also sent its representatives to participate in the protest.

“We are here to protest against the Chinese aggression on the Indian land and territories of the neighbouring countries,” said Sanjay Patel.

In recent weeks, Indian-Americans in major US cities have held peaceful protests against China.

The first of those was held in Chicago by eminent Indian-American Dr Bharat Barai at New York’s Times Square where members of the Tibetan community also demonstrated against China.

Another group led by Prem Bhandari in New York recently formed OCI Group 23 to mobilise people in the 23 countries with whom China has territorial disputes.

The group last week held a webinar on the Chinese imperialism addressed by India’s former ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale and former Securities and Exchange Board of India chairman D R Mehta.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

ED arrests director of Bengaluru-based real estate group on money laundering charges

Stay in forests for 15 days a month to boost morale of personnel: K’taka CM instructs officers

Political motives behind textbook revision in Karnataka: Congress leader Ramanath Rai

Begin comprehensive development of Anjanadri Hills in a month: Karnataka CM

Find land for burial grounds in 1,428 villages: Revenue Department to officers

Guj ATS detains activist Teesta Setalvad from Mumbai day after SC upholds SIT clean chit to Modi

Congress to fight 2023 K’taka polls under collective leadership, says ex-deputy CM Parameshwara


Related Articles More

858 COVID-19 cases, 1 death in Karnataka

Mandaviya to chair crucial meeting with experts on rising COVID-19 cases

Karnataka reports 623 COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Covaxin booster dose enhances vaccine effectiveness against Delta, Omicron variants, says ICMR study

Bengaluru: 31 children test COVID positive in Dasarahalli schools

MUST WATCH

Road Mishap at Sakaleshpur : school teacher end his life

Kinnigoli Crime News

NEWS BULLETIN 23-06-2022

Indian Book Of Records By Shashank salian

Mood swings in humans


Latest Additions

ED arrests director of Bengaluru-based real estate group on money laundering charges

Stay in forests for 15 days a month to boost morale of personnel: K’taka CM instructs officers

Political turmoil in Shiv Sena a battle between truth and lie; we will win: Aaditya Thackeray

Political motives behind textbook revision in Karnataka: Congress leader Ramanath Rai

Hardik relishes captaincy, says it brings best out of him

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.