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India-China standoff: Indian-Americans stage protest against China in Washington

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Washington, July 20: A group of Indian-Americans from in and around the national capital held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy, protesting against China's aggression along the Line of Actual Control.


Displaying anti-China banners and shouting slogans like "China Communist: Down Down", the protesters said that "the Chinese virus has killed lakhs of people across the world and has brought the global economy to a standstill".

Community activist Manoj Sreenilayam said, "We condemn the unprovoked Chinese aggression, landgrab and killing of Indians on Indian territory in Ladakh, while the world is distracted with the COVID-19 pandemic."

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The peaceful protest represented a cross-section of the Indian-American cultural and social organisations from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC.
Prominent among them being Kerala association of Greater Washington, Durga Temple friends, Tamil cultural groups and Indian cultural Associations of Howard County, National Council of Asian Indian Associations and Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America.

Recently formed New York-based Oppose Chinese Imperialism (OCI) Group 23 also sent its representatives to participate in the protest.

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"We are here to protest against the Chinese aggression on the Indian land and territories of the neighbouring countries," said Sanjay Patel. In recent weeks, Indian-Americans in major US cities have held peaceful protests against China.

The first of those was held in Chicago by eminent Indian-American Dr Bharat Barai at New York's Times Square where members of the Tibetan community also demonstrated against China. Another group led by Prem Bhandari in New York recently formed OCI Group 23 to mobilise people in the 23 countries with whom China has territorial disputes.

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    The group last week held a webinar on the Chinese imperialism addressed by India's former ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale and former Securities and Exchange Board of India chairman DR Mehta.

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