Indians will protest against Donald Trump visit

Donald Trump visit billboard in Agra, India

This photo shows a billboard in Agra city, India with Indian right-wing Prime Minister Modi, United States President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump.

During his state visit to India, Trump will not see a slum in Ahmedabad, as a wall is built to hide it from him. He plans to see the Taj Mahal in Agra. But it seems that Agra monkeys don’t like that.

And monkeys are not the only ones in India who are opposed to Trump.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain, 23 February 2020:

INDIAN communists have called for a huge turnout at rallies opposing US President Donald Trump’s visit to the country, which begins tomorrow.

Protests will be held in Ahmedabad, Mr Trump’s first stop on the trip, and a giant rally will be held by the All-India Peace and Solidarity Organisation in Delhi, with support from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Communist Party of India (CPI).

CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would open the country’s economy to US exploitation in return for diplomatic support over his incendiary Citizenship Amendment Act, which introduces anti-Muslim discrimination to asylum cases in a move opponents say violates India’s secular constitution.

Trump tells that he is going to India to get a ‘big deal’. What is he wanting? Access for US agribusinesses to Indian markets by removing tariffs,” Mr Yechury said.

He pointed to huge US subsidies for agriculture, amounting to over £670 billion in 2019, which would leave Indian domestic producers unable to compete.

Our farmers will be ruined. To force Modi to not succumb, protests against Trump’s visit must be held across India,” he declared.

CPI general secretary Doraisamy Raja said that the Modi government had abandoned an independent foreign policy in favour of subordinating itself to “US imperialist power, while America continues to impose its hegemonic policies on the world along with its brazen hostilities towards Cuba, Palestine, Iran and others.”

TRUMP AND MODI’S INDIA STUNT WON’T WORK President Donald Trump knows what he’ll be looking for during his India visit, which commenced today with a massive campaign-style rally. His host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has a wishlist for the trip too. With their own political careers facing new threats at home, the two ultra-nationalist leaders are putting on a show. But for all their ideological affinity as practitioners of the politics of bigotry, authoritarianism and sycophancy, they’re both likely in for serious disappointments. [HuffPost]

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