Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under fire for presenting Indian PM with award
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is facing a barrage of criticism after it announced that it would honour India’s prime minister with an award later this month.
The Global Goalkeeper award recognises Narendra Modi’s flagship Clean India programme.
Through the programme, the government has built millions of toilets and publicised the benefits of sanitation and hygiene.
The award comes amid growing criticism of the disenfranchisement, detention and deportation of Muslims in Assam and Kashmir.