(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.”