South Asia Solidarity Initiative – Episode 3: Hindu Fascism Fails in Times Square: August Protests in NYC

During August 2020, we organized a couple of major protests in New York City. The first one was on Aug 5th, and it was a counter-protest against the fascist spectacle in TSQ, inaugurating the Ram Mandir on the one year anniversary of Kashmir’s annexation. We also held a candlelight vigil in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY on Aug. 15th – to ask the question Independence for whom? In this episode, we process these protests and their political contexts. Collective members (Chaya, Nangeli, Nufail and Theresa) discuss frustrations, challenges and joys of the August protests.