‘Freedom for Kashmir’ slogans outside White House as Modi meets Trump


Srinagar, Hundreds of Kashmiri-Americans (Non resident Kashmiris-NRKs) chanted slogans in favour of “Azadi, justice and freedom” in front of the White House during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with United States President Donald J Trump.

Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF) said on the occassion, “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.”

State Department of the United States on Monday designated Kashmiri militant leader and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen supreme commander Syed Salahuddin as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” (SDGT) and imposed sanctions on him.

The development came just hours ahead of the scheduled meeting between visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump.

“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.

In his speech, Fai referred to “India is blinding young Kashmiri protesters – and no one will face justice” and “India’s crackdown in Kashmir: is this the world’s first mass blinding?” – The Guardian reportage on Kashmir uprising.