Kashmiris from across the United States staged a big demonstration in front of the U.N. building to renew their call on the world body to implement its pledge for their exercise of the right of self-determination, as India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar addressed the General Assembly.
Led by Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, they denounced India’s illegal measures of 5th August 2019 that revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, amid vociferous anti-India slogans.
A large number of Sikhs joined the rally with Dr Amarjit Singh, the head of Washington-based Khalistan Affairs Center, expressing solidarity with the Kashmiris struggle for freedom from India.
Speakers at the rally condemned Indian government’s attempts at changing the demographic status of Jammu and Kashmir by introducing politically motivated laws.
They also condemned the life imprisonment handed down by an Indian special court in New Delhi to Muhammad Yasin Malik, one of the most prominent leaders of Kashmir freedom movement.