A large number of Kashmiri-Americans staged a demonstration in front of United Nations Headquarters Monday to protest India’s decision to organize a G20 summit in occupied Kashmir.
A memorandum was submitted to the office of the UN Secretary-General, demanding among other issues, including the unconditional release of human rights defenders and political prisoners.
Rented digital trucks also flash a wide range of messages, including the right of Kashmiri people to self-determination. Protestors also chanted slogans against Modi Government.Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary-General of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum, a Washington-based advocacy group, said the G20 meeting in Kashmir contravened more than 16 resolutions, which were agreed by both India and Pakistan.Sardar Sawar Khan, a former Member of the Kashmir Council asked G20 countries not to be a tool for India. He said that Occupied Kashmir is not the territory of India and we condemn the plan of Modi for holding the G20 Summit in Occupied Kashmir.
Other speakers at the rally said that Kashmiris are demanding their right to self-determination, and peace in the region is at stake until the Kashmir conflict is resolved.The protesters appealed to the UN Secretary-General to play a role in ending Indian atrocities and implementing UN resolutions.