Despite Protest, Bill Gates Gives Modi Award

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honored by Bill and Melinda Gates on Tuesday.

He was give the 2019 Goalkeepers award for his bullish program to end open defecation across India.

The "Swachh Bharat" (Clean India) toilet-building program has built over 100 million toilets across the country.

Modi's prize was protested by over 100,000 petitioners, and three Nobel Peace laureates.

Human rights experts claim Modi has a long track record of dangerous Hindu-nationalism.

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