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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 9/28/2019) – On Friday, Sep. 27 the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ joined an inter-faith coalition of civil rights activists and allies in a protest in front of the United Nations building in New York City in opposition to the Indian government's renewed oppression of Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region of India.
Thousands jammed Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza in front on the UN building in NYC carrying signs, wearing T-shirts and chanting slogans protesting the lockdown and occupation of the Jammu and Kashmir, as Indian PM Modi addressed the UN General Assembly.
The protest is co-sponsored by CAIR-NJ, the ICNA CSJ, the IAMC and several other allies and organizations.
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“As world leaders conveniently look the other way, a tragic injustice is unfolding at the hands of the Modi government”, said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “It’s up to people of conscience to take a stand against the marginalization of religious minorities.”
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.