US Muslims rally to express solidarity with Kashmiris under Indian occupation

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (APP):Hundreds of American-Muslims came together in New York on Friday in an extraordinary demonstration of support and solidarity with the Kashmiri people who are under siege since India’s annexation of occupied Kashmir that has sparked off a crisis in the disputed region.

Apart from Pakistanis and Kashmiris, those demonstrating in front of the Indian Consulate included Turks, Arabs, Bangladeshis, Bosnians, black and white Americans. Among the protestors were also students from Columbia University, an elite American education institution.

The rally, held under tight police security, was sponsored by “Stand with Kashmiris”, an umbrella body established, among others, by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR).