CAIR-LA to Join Coalition Rally for Kashmir in Los Angeles on Saturday

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 8/9/2019) – On Saturday, Aug. 10, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) will join an inter-faith coalition of civil rights activists and allies at a protest in West Los Angeles in opposition to the Indian government's renewed oppression of Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region of India.

The protest is co-sponsored by the ICNA Council for Social Justice, the Muslim American Society Public Affairs & Civil Engagement Committee (MAS PACE), CAIR-LA and other allies and organizations.

The protest, set for 1-3 p.m. in front of the West L.A. Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd #1000, is against the oppression of Kashmiri people. 

Last week, India's far-right government cancelled Kashmir's semi-autonomous legal status and imposed martial law on millions of Kashmiris, cutting off the internet, banning reporters, setting a curfew, and opening fire on protesters. 

SEE: India-Administered Kashmir Cut Off From World

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/08/indian-administered-kashmir-cut-world-190808154823718.html

Protesters also plan to call on the United States stand against India's occupation of Kashmir and demand the immediate restoration of mobile and landlines in the region, an end to the curfew and the complete demilitarization of the region.  

WHAT: Protest for Kashmir

WHERE: 11000
Wilshire Blvd. #1000; Los Angeles, CA 90024

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10, 1-3 p.m.

WHO: ICNA Council for Social Justice, MAS PACE, CAIR-LA

CONTACT: MAS-PACE GLA Director Yasmeen Azam, 714-924-4627 or yasmeen.azam@masgreaterla.org; ICNA Outreach Specialist Saad Bholat,saad.bholat@icna.org; CAIR-LA Jasir Soomro, jsoomro@cair.com 

CAIR-LA is Southern California’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice and empower American Muslims. 

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