Thousands protest against Modi in Houston

Anum RizwanWeb Editor

23rd Sep, 2019. 01:21 pm

Thousands staged protest demonstrations and showed flags to the motorcade of US President Donald Trump while he was on his way to join Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston, Texas.

According to details, protests were staged in Houston, as a mark of disapproval to Modi-led Indian government’s latest actions in occupied Kashmir.

Protesters including Muslims, Hindus, Dalits, Sikhs and Christians gathered under the umbrella of Alliance for Justice and Accountability to show the world India’s undemocratic, anti-people and anti-minorities face of the Modi government.

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.

Besides, Indian imposed curfew has entered 50th consecutive day, in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir today.

India has stepped up its state terrorism in the occupied territory increasing its brutalities against the innocent Kashmiris. It has turned the Kashmir valley into a big open-air jail and a hell for its inhabitants.

In Srinagar, at least a dozen witnesses said police and paramilitary officials had raided several homes, picking up dozens of men and damaging their houses with stones and rods.

The authorities have turned the valley, particularly Srinagar, into a military garrison by deploying thousands of Indian troops and police personnel in every nook and corner.

Prime Minister Imran Khan held meetings with the US special envoy for Afghanistan, US senators and the Amnesty International secretary general Komi Naidoo, in New York.

In a meeting with Amnesty International Secretary General Kumi Naidoo, Khan apprised him of the deteriorating human rights situation in India-occupied Kashmir.

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