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Wash the blood off your hands: Activists send Zuckerberg hand sanitiser after meeting with PM Modi

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It seems like no matter how many foreign trips PM Narendra Modi undertakes, no matter how many speeches he makes, no matter how many CEOs he meets, the shadow of the Gujarat riots will always follow him.

On Sunday, PM Modi, who is on a trip across the United States, met up with the co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.

A 'townhall' was organized at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California which concluded with a standing ovation for the Prime Minister as he took questions about everything from social media, women's issues to his mother.

But soon after the meeting, a group of activists called the Alliance for Justice and Accountability, started a campaign called 'Zuck, Wash Your Hands!'. The campaign calls for people to send hundreds of bottles of hand sanitiser to Zuckerberg to help him 'wash the blood off his hands' - reference to Modi's failure to curb the religious riots that left nearly 1,000 people dead in Gujarat in 2002 when he was the chief minister.

"The American public - and in particular, the leaders of Silicon Valley - must remember that Modi is not simply a prime minister making a trade visit, he is a man responsible for genocide," said a spokesperson for the collective, reports Scroll.

The website for the campaign reports that 250 packages of hand sanitisers has been sent to Zuckerberg so far, each containing the name of a victim of the Gujarat genocide.

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