Why Indians in the UK are mobilising against the Modi government – By Adrija Dey, Chandni Chawla and Siddharth Chakravarty

After becoming the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy, Narendra Modi visited the United Kingdom in 2015, and what a welcome he received! Almost 60,000 British Indians from 450 community groups attended his rockstar reception at the Wembley stadium.… The concert was not an official event organised by the British Government; it was privately organised by a non-profit company called Europe India Forum, formed for Modi’s visit to the UK by multimillionaire British-Indian industrialist Nat Puri.…

… Till about end of 2018, Modi visited over 55 countries in 48 foreign trips since taking over as prime minister in May 2014. The government incurred a total cost of about Rs 2,021 crore for these trips.… the reality has been that in the name of employment generation and development, his fascist government has made every effort to reinforce Hindutva ultra-nationalist ideologies and the vision of a regressive, purist Hindu nation.…

There are also other forms in which the RSS operates in the UK. A report by Awaaz: South Asia Watch Limited (ASAW), a London-based watch-group, showed that millions of pounds collected from the British public as charity for victims of the Orissa super-cyclone (1999) and the Gujarat earthquake (2001) were used to fund Sangh organisations in India. The situation is similar in the US where it has been documented that the India Development and Relief Fund, a charity based in the state of Maryland, was funnelling funds to Sangh institutions in India.…

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