HOUSTON: A mammoth crowd of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and other communities gathered in Houston outside NRG Arena, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sharing stage with US President Donald Trump, on Sunday.
The protestors also launched anti-Modi campaign on social media using the hashtag #AdiosModi. They asked Narendra Modi to leave America and lift the curfew in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. They carried banners and chanted slogans, ‘Modi, Modi you can’t hide, you committed genocide’, ‘Who is the Killer: Modi’, ‘Hinduism is real, Hindutva is fake’, ‘Modi is face of Indian terrorism’ and others.
They said the Indian prime minister was responsible for Guajarat pogrom and violence in Kashmir.
A human rights lawyer Arjun Sethi said neither Trump nor his lawmakers could whitewash atrocities committed by the Indian PM.
“People of conscience across this country will protest his visit and stand in solidarity with Kashmir & Assam and remember Gujarat and say #AdiosModi,” he had tweeted a day earlier.
Arjun Sethi said in India, Muslims and Dalits were openly lynched, academics and journalists were threatened and detained, Kashmir was illegally occupied, millions in Assam were stateless, there was more internet blackouts than any country in the world and Modi was the architect of this all.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MPA Abdul Aleem Khan tweeted, “Thousands of people from different religions, ethnicities & communities gathered for anti-Modi protests in Houston. Kashmir issue is a crisis for entire humanity. If humanity wins then Modi’s India will be isolated on every global forum. Stand for Humanity! Stand against Modi!”
On Sept 20, Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan had said Prime Minister Imran Khan was contacting important capitals to apprise them of the ground situation in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“Pakistan will continue to raise voice for the legitimate and principled stance of Kashmiri people for the right to self-determination,” Firdous Ashiq Awan had said while addressing Kashmir Solidarity Youth Convention in Islamabad.