DESPARDES NEWS MONITOR — Summon awaits Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah et al in Houston, Texas as they fly to the United States for a #HowdyModi ‘grand rally’.
Meanwhile, Pakistani community in Houston is said to be mobilizing against Modi’s visit to Texas on Sunday. Over 500 buses have been arranged to carry people from different points, said one organizer.
According to reports, “Friends of Kashmir” chairperson Ghazala Habib on Wednesday visited the Houston Mayor’s office with Sikh Community members carrying banners and posters demanding self-determination of Kashmiris and lifting of the curfew in occupied Himalayan Valley as soon as possible.
Pakistanis in Texas comprise largest population of the Diaspora in US, with their huge concentration in Houston. Around 150 thousand of them live here.
“Two trucks full of water and beverages, 50 thousand different posters, a huge truck with LED banners, and 5 huge billboard signs have been mobilized’, the organizer added.
“Radio programs are in place to motivate people and raise awareness among all” against human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and threat to peace.
According to PEW’s 2010 survey, more than 50 per cent of Pakistanis have deep worries about their neighbor and longtime rival India. That number has dramatically increased over the years, some observers said.
While Pakistanis continue to express serious concerns about the situation on eastern border, most say they want good relations with the US.
On Thursday, the US lauded Khan’s statement on Indian occupied Kashmir that anyone from Pakistan who would carry out violence in Kashmir are enemies of both Kashmiris and Pakistan.
PM Khan will be visiting the US later this month. He is expected to address the UN General Assembly and meet President Donald Trump.