Kashmiris protest as Modi visits UN


NEW YORK – Hundreds of angry members of Kashmiri and Sikh community based in the United States held a protest here as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the UN Summit on Sustainable Development.

The Kashmiri community in its protest drew the attention of the world community over their plight and the gross human rights violations by the Indian authorities.

“It is time to remind the world leaders that Kashmir is recognised by the United Nations as a disputed territory whose status is yet to be determined,” a statement from the Kashmir Mission in US said.

“Because of the obduracy of India to give the people of Kashmir the right of self determination, Kashmir has become the largest military concentration in the world,” the statement said.

The Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) said it would “approach” Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on the issue of the Sikhs rights during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly.

The Sikh group has been campaigning for the right to vote in the year 2020 on the question: “Should the territory of Punjab, currently occupied by India, be an indepen

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