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Indian Women March Against Modi Admin's Hate Politics

India witnessed its first women’s march Thursday where ciswomen, non-binary, and transwomen took to the streets in 20 states all over India to denounce the politics of hate of the far-right government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The protesters also appealed to people to not vote for the right-wing government this upcoming election on April 11 and asked for a change from the atmosphere of hate and fear. 

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Activists, queer, Muslim, lower caste, working class, all women walked together denouncing the right-wing government across India.
Activists, queer, Muslim, lower caste, working class, all women walked together denouncing the right-wing government across India. Photo:teleSUR
“Women, members from queer community and also men came together today to send a powerful message that the hate mongering and divisive politics by the far-right government will not deter their fight for a better society,” Shalini Mitra, a participant told teleSUR
“Women, members from queer community and also men came together today to send a powerful message that the hate mongering and divisive politics by the far-right government will not deter their fight for a better society,” Shalini Mitra, a participant told teleSUR Photo:teleSUR
Transwomen also marched today in rejection of increased hate crimes against transpeople by the Modi administration.
Transwomen also marched today in rejection of increased hate crimes against transpeople by the Modi administration. Photo:teleSUR
Protesters carry posters with different demands in the eastern city of Kolkata.
Protesters carry posters with different demands in the eastern city of Kolkata. Photo:teleSUR
Women carry a banner that says they demand change.
Women carry a banner that says they demand change. Photo:Facebook / Pankhuri Zaheer
“Women on the streets came out today to march and tell the present regime that they will not go unchecked. They will be held accountable for their actions. Women will unite and come together to fight all such right wing hindutva forces. It’s the need of the hour,” Devika Shekhawat, a feminist activist from Delhi, told teleSUR.
“Women on the streets came out today to march and tell the present regime that they will not go unchecked. They will be held accountable for their actions. Women will unite and come together to fight all such right wing hindutva forces. It’s the need of the hour,” Devika Shekhawat, a feminist activist from Delhi, told teleSUR. Photo:Facebook / @CollectiveDelhi
The politics of hate incited by the current administration strikes fear among marginalized sections all over India.
The politics of hate incited by the current administration strikes fear among marginalized sections all over India. Photo:teleSUR
But women are hopeful after a powerful march. They are hopeful for change.
But women are hopeful after a powerful march. They are hopeful for change. Photo:Facebook / @CollectiveDelhi
Published 4 April 2019
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