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Hundreds of Kashmiri American protesters chanted the slogans of Azadi, justice and freedom in front of the White House during Prime Minister Modi’s meeting with President Trump.
According to media sources, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmir Awareness Forum said that now is the time that President Trump listen to Candidate Trump who said on October 17, 2016 that he would be honored to address the “very, very hot tinderbox” of Kashmir between India and Pakistan.” “The United States paved the way for freedom around the world and the United States can help the people of Kashmir achieve peace, freedom and self-determination,” Fai added.
Fai warned that Prime Minister Modi would not tell President Trump that “India is blinding young Kashmiri protesters – and no one will face justice” as reported by The Guardian, July 18, 2016. Nor will Prime Minister Modi tell President Trump that “India’s crackdown in Kashmir: is this the world’s first mass blinding?” as reported again by The Guardian, July 28, 2016.
“India wants Kashmir issue to be buried under the rug when the issue is raised in the international community by alleging that it is bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and no one else’s business. It could be strictly a bilateral issue if forthrightness was involved. India’s saber rattling at this delicate moment is indicative of its design to divert international attention from the realities of the Kashmir dispute and the principle of a healthy and viable international order. This is the time that President Trump can persuade both India and Pakistan to initiate a meaningful dialogue with the leadership of the people of Kashmir for the sake of international peace and security.
Dr. Imtiaz Khan, Professor Abdul Rashid, Dr. A. R. Meer, Iqbal Chand Dodi, Sardar Zarif Khan, Sardar Zulfiqar Roshan Khan, Sardar Zubair Khan, Raja Liaqat Kiyani, Hamid Malik in the addresses also asked Trump to take an initiative for settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
Others who spoke on the occasion included: Zafar Iqbal, Khalid Tanvir, Rashid Malik, Tariq khan, Hayat Khan, Sardar Zahid Khan, Sardar Asghar Khan, Khalid Saleem, Shafiq Shah, Zahoor Khan, Ashfaq Shah, Mohammad Akbar, Choudhary Khalid, and Aftab Roshan Khan.