(HOUSTON, TX, 8/8/2019) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will speak at a protest on the current crisis in Kashmir in front of the Indian embassy in Houston, Texas.
The protest is in response to the revoking of Article 370 of the constitution, thereby impacting the decades-long status of Kashmir. Similar demonstrations are being held outside Indian consulates around the nation.
SEE: Indian parliament votes to change Kashmir’s status and give New Delhi more control over contested region
WHAT: #StandwithKashmir Protest In Houston
WHEN: August 9th at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Indian Consulate, 4300 Scotland Street, Houston, Texas
On Monday, the Indian government illegally revoked Article 370 of the constitution, taking away the protected status of the Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir. The legal maneuvering that led to the revocation of Article 370 has been widely panned by legal experts as unconstitutional and a complaint has already been filed in the Indian Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the revocation.
CAIR-Houston is urging all Americans who support human rights and democracy to demand that the U.S. Department of State put pressure on the Indian government to lift the siege on millions of people in the Kashmir valley.
SEE: India Revokes Kashmir’s Special Status, Raising Fears of Unrest
“We can no longer remain silent as a humanitarian crises is taking place in the Kashmir valley” said CAIR-Houston, Executive Director, Lubabah Abdullah, Esq.
“The State Department should urge the Indian government to immediately reinstate the protected status, lift the siege, and enter into peaceful negotiations to determine the future of the Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CAIR-Houston Development and Outreach Coordinator, Ambreen Hernandez
Executive Director Lubabah Abdullah