Some Advocates Call On Gates Foundation To Rescind Award For India’s Prime Minister Over Human Rights Record

The Hill: Muslim groups ask Gates foundation to rescind honor to Indian prime minister
“A coalition of Muslim and human rights organizations called on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to cancel its plans to award Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi its Global Goalkeeper Award, citing Modi’s controversial revocation of the Kashmir region’s special status…” (Budryk, 9/17).

NPR: Gates Foundation’s Humanitarian Award To India’s Modi Is Sparking Outrage
“…India Prime Minister Narendra Modi … is being cited for building toilets for millions of rural Indians as part of his Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission). His award was announced by an Indian government minister on Twitter earlier this month but the other recipients have not yet been made public. Activists are calling for the Foundation to rescind the award because of Modi’s human rights record…” (Gharib, 9/17).

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