INDIA-UNITED STATES

Students to protest across the US against Delhi violence

‘Holi Against Hindutva’ demonstrations have been organised across 21 universities in the United States by Students Against Hindutva, a South Asian student activist group, in protest against the violence in northeast Delhi that has claimed the lives of 46 people, reports Indo-Asian News Service.

According to the American Bazaar, in a statement, Shreeya Singh, founder of the group, said: “This fight is the most patriotic fight I have ever fought for, and I believe it is the diaspora’s duty to stand behind the protesters risking their lives day after day for India’s secular soul.”

On the demonstration plans, the organisers said that they will ask participants to be dressed in black as opposed to Holi’s traditional white attire and will also supply only white coloured powder. The universities where the demonstrations will take place are Yale University, Cornell University, UCLA, Claremont Colleges, University of California (UC) Davis, Harvard University, Princeton University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Purdue University, American University, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University, Columbia University, Wellesley College, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, Rutgers University, UC San Diego, Michigan State University and Duke University.
Full report on the India Today site