Houston City Council was filled with minorities protesting against Modi with signs such as “Go back Modi,” “Save Kashmir,” “Stand with Kashmir.”
Pieter Friedrich, an author specialising in analysis of historical and current affairs in South Asia, stood up for the Indian minorities and called the Americans “complicit in Modi’s crimes against humanity.”
He actively spoke against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the parent organisation of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the human rights violations on minorities ever since the Modi government took charge.
Not only did he speak, to leave no scope of doubt about the claims he was making about RSS and white supremacy, he provided all 16 city council members with a folder comprising of three thoroughly researched articles about the RSS, White Supremacists and Nazis.
An article about Tulsi Gabbard played an important role in showing how she was perceived as an appreciator of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his activities.
In this event, a Kashmiri woman was ousted from the city council as she raised her voice against the communications blockade in Kashmir by asking that Modi be questioned about the whereabouts of her father with whom she had not spoken for over 40 days because of the blackout. Some Kashmiris remembered Asifa, the minor girl whose rape shook the entire nation.
Pieter Friedrich said that El Paso shootings were carried out by a boy whose evil actions were inspired from the New Zealand mosque shootings, which were in turn inspired by the 2011 shootings of Norway.
In Norway, terrorist Anders Breivik left a letter in which he said he drew inspiration from other nationalist wings in countries, such as RSS in India, saying that he admired “Hindu nationalism” and praised the RSS for its majoritarian supremacist ideologies.
While speaking about the RSS Pieter went on to say “Modi’s hands are stained with blood. Those who shake his hand in welcome cannot wash their hands of complicity in his crimes.”
He added that instead of saying ‘Howdy Modi’, people should say ‘Adios Modi’.