Washington sources reported that for the third time in nine days, Indian-Americans protested against the controversial citizenship amendment act outside the Embassy of india here, alleging that the new law was an “affront to Indias secular Constitution”.The protest on saturday in front of the iconic mahatma gandhi statue across the Embassy, was organized by a group of Indian-Americans from the area.
The roughly 150 people that protested in Washington included many students and young professionals. “I’m an indian citizen and I grew up in india I’ve always been proud of the fact that india is a democracy and a secular country.” said Niki Naik, who is currently working in Washington. “Hearing about what’s going on back home, I felt a sense of helplessness and not being able to do much and not being there.”
“Were trying to raise awareness among people our age, trying to use social media to its best use and make people aware of the actions that were taking,” said Malvika Shankar. “I think the best way to show people we care is to come and just be active and be present in the moment.”