Thousands of Kashmiris, their sympathizers as well as Indian Americans have gathered to protest Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Houston against his brutal actions in occupied Kashmir.
Hindu, Muslim, Dalit, Sikh and Christian groups under the umbrella of Alliance for Justice and Accountability, arrived in Houston, Texas, to expose the undemocratic, anti-people and anti-minorities agenda of the Modi government. Several US-based civil rights organizations have announced to join the protests. It is estimated that more than 20 thousand Kashmiris and Sikhs joined truck-rally in Houston against Modi’s visit for 74th UN General Assembly session.
The protests focused on the Indian Government’s brutal crackdown in Jammu and Kashmir where for thousands of Kashmiri Muslims, including minor children, have been incarcerated; hundreds are being tortured by the police and Indian soldiers; and a communication blackout imposed with internet and cell phone networks suspended. Indian troops have also shot at civilian protests, killing at least one person.
Around 50 buses have been used to transport up to 40,000 people to the protest site, who are are taking part in the demonstration. Anti-Modi and anti-India banners have been put up around the venue.
The expenses for the protest are being borne by generous members of the Pakistani diaspora and strict security measures have been taken to ensure safety for all.
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