Nikesh says #StopRwabda
We’re delighted this morning to see that the wonderful actor Nikesh Patel has added his voice to the growing tide of support for our #StopRwanda campaign.
Nikesh, who will be familiar to many of you as Tom in the BBC One sitcom Starstruck, has appealed to his fans saying “this hostile government wants to deport innocent refugees to Rwanda by force. This will abuse refugees’ rights, cost taxpayers millions, and break international law. Please… send a loud and clear message that you do not support this cruel, inhumane scheme.”
Nikesh has a string of high-profile roles to his name, including Aafrin Dalal in Channel 4’s Indian Summers, Kash Khan in the 2019 TV adaptation of Four Weddings And A Funeral, and Foaly in the Artemis Fowl movie. His strong, clear statement will be heard by thousands of people, and it sends a direct message to the Government that people see how immoral and barbaric the scheme is.
Please heed his call and join with us in sending that message as loudly as possible. Next Monday we’ll be in court to challenge the plan, and before then we need to make as much noise as possible.
Here are some easy things you can do to help right now
1. Go to a demo – more than 20 are being planned the next few says and you can find one near you here => bit.ly/RWDdemo
2. Write to your local newspaper. This is a great way to raise awareness! We provide a template letter and can help you to get it sent => bit.ly/RWDnews
3. Campaign at home or at work. For lots of easy ideas => bit.ly/RWDcmpn
4. Support the campaign on social media => bit.ly/RWDsocial
For more information see https://care4calais.org/stop-rwanda