Muslim, Sikh protesters sloganeer against Modi in Houston
HOUSTON: Legions of Muslim and Sikh protestors, including members of human rights organization protested against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday outside the ‘Howdy, Modi!’ rally in Houston, Texas.
The ‘Howdy, Modi’ gathering was organized in honour of the Indian premier at a football stadium in Houston, which was also attended by the US President Donald Trump.
The protest was launched in ire of New Delhi’s human rights violation of Kashmiri civilians as its curfew continues to mute the disputed region. Participants came with banners and Kashmiri flags, urging the international community to help bring an end to the situation.
The rally was organised by the International Humanitarian Foundation in collaboration with Amnesty International, Sikhs for Justice, Chief Logistics Coordinator Saeed Sheikh told the media. The rally was also supervised by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Executive Atif Khan, Members of Friends of Kashmir Ghazala Habib and President Pakistan Greater Houston Asim Shah.
“Modi has no place in the US, he should be pushed out,” said an angry protester, while some children also chanted ‘Go, Modi, Go!’, holding flags of Pakistan.
Around 50 buses were used to transport up to 40,000 people to the protest site, who took part in the demonstration. Anti-Modi and anti-India banners were put up around the venue.