Amidst strengthening ties between Israel and India, over 10,000 people braved heavy rain and floods to attend a pro-Israel rally in the sprawling city of Kolkata.

Devdutta Maji, president of the grassroots organisation behind the rally, explained: “Hindus have been facing genocides for generations. This must end. They need to be inspired by the tiny, beautiful nation of Israel who stop terrorism on their own soil and support their own people.”