INDIANS Abroad for Pluralist India (IAPI) at their first meeting in Surrey on Saturday, July 8, unanimously condemned growing violence against minorities under the Narendra Modi government across India. It was also unanimously resolved to hold a public rally in protest against the incidents of mob violence by so-called cow vigilantes particularly against Muslims and Dalits in Surrey on Sunday, July 30.
The march is being organized to show solidarity with the #Notinmyname demonstrations held all over India. Among those present were Radical Desi Director Gurpreet Singh, Sikh Nation volunteer Sunil Kumar, Aam Aadmi Party support group leaders Tarlochan Singh Sohal and Baldev Singh Dhanjal, Chetna Association founder Jai Birdi, Marxist activists Navtej Johal and Hardev Singh, independent progressive activists Parshottam Dosanjh and Rakesh Kumar, Ambedkarite and Buddhist activist Paramjit Kainth, Muslim activists Jaffar Bhamji and Musa Ismail, Sikh scholar Puran Singh Gill, Ambedkarite and Christian activist John Yajjala and artist Jarnail Singh.
The IAPI is a broader coalition of people from minority communities and democratic activists. The group was recently formed to challenge bigotry in India and bring together the minorities and progressives who are under constant attack from Hindutva activists.