Indian diaspora demand withdrawal of charges against 18 activists

Diaspora organizations from South Africa, Australia, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and New Zealand also condemned the "unjust prosecution of the Delhi 18."

Indian diaspora demand withdrawal of charges against 18 activists
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The alleged persecution of 18 students and activists under an anti-terror law for challenging the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) has alarmed members of the global Indian diaspora and citizens in many countries. As a result, many Indians worldwide have demanded that all charges against them be dropped immediately and unconditionally.

The wide-ranging global players claimed they "believe the 'Delhi 18' are being targeted as reprisal for their democratic dissent against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019," in a statement released on Republic Day.