Modi Supporters, Protesters Rally Outside UN
There were some tense moments between supporters and opponents of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York, Friday, September 27. Police had to separate some of the protesters.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations on Friday that India was launching a campaign to stamp out the use of single-use plastics.
“Even as I am addressing you today, a very large campaign is being started across the entire country to make India free of single-use plastic,” Modi, who wants to scrap such plastics by 2022, told the 193-member U.N. General Assembly.
Officials told Reuters last month that India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on Oct. 2.