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.
Here in the Dallas area, the Muslim
community is planning to take busloads of people to Houston on September 22 to
protest in front of NRG Stadium
inside which Modi is scheduled to address his supporters. CAIR-DFW will share
more details as they become available.
is also planned in New York on September27 in front of the United Nations where
Modi will speak to the UN General Assembly. May protests have already been held
across the nation and many yet are planned for the coming days.
Modi’s long history of anti-Muslim and anti-minority bigotry, it is shocking
that Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is planning to award Modi on September
25. We urge all people of conscience to sign the below petition asking the
Gates Foundation to rescind the planned award to Modi.