The September 22, 2019 protest against Narendra Modi, the right-wing Hindu nationalist prime minister of India, will go down as an important date. On this day, thousands of people representing different faiths converged on Houston to protest Modi’s human rights violations in Kashmir and mistreatment of Muslims, Sikhs, Dalits, and other minorities in India.
In an interview with CAIR-DFW, Sehla Ashai, Dallas-based Kashmiri-American activist and attorney, denounces India’s occupation of Kashmir and years of human rights violation there. Watch:
From July 27th for Representatives and August 3rd for Senators until September 8th, members of Congress will be out of D.C. and in their respective districts for the August Recess. CAIR-DFW is encouraging the Muslim community to meet their US representator and senators during the recess and press them to help repeal the Muslim Ban and end the government’s illegal Watchlist. These policies are not only tearing apart families but are also against the core American values.
The situation in Kashmir continues to be bleak. For a month now the people of Kashmir are living in fear. The fascist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keeping the Kashmiris under prolonged curfews and cut off from the world. They have been denied internet and phone access. Any attempt at protest is dealt with excessive force by the massive Indian force deployed there. Working under severe restrictions, some of the media outlets and human rights organizations have reported of detentions and atrocities against the people of Kashmir.
Hundreds of peaceful protestors converged on JFK Memorial in Dallas last Saturday to denounce the Indian annexation of Kashmir and urge US Congress and world leaders to reject New Delhi’s illegal action.
By Ekram Haque
As hate, racism, and xenophobia make daily headlines in our multicultural nation, thanks largely to our president and his policies, we may ask, what would Jesus do in these circumstances? We know Jesus loved all people, and he did not ask for proof of citizenship before helping those in need.