(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 9/23/2019) – On Friday, September 27, the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ) and the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) will join an inter-faith coalition of civil rights activists and allies at a protest in front of the United Nations building in New York City in opposition to the Indian government's renewed oppression of Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region of India.
On that day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the architect of the lockdown and occupation of the Jammu and Kashmir, is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly.
The protest is co-sponsored by CAIR-NJ, the ICNA CSJ, the IAMC and other allies and organizations.
Protesters will call on elected officials to stand against India's occupation of Kashmir, demand the immediate restoration of mobile and landlines in the region and call for an end to the curfew and for the complete demilitarization of the region.
WHAT: Rally against Injustice in Kashmir
WHERE: United Nations Building, 47th Street and 1st Ave, NYC
WHEN: Friday, Sep 27, 10:30 – 3 p.m.
WHO: CAIR-NJ, ICNA CSJ, IAMC
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Jim Sues, 908-668-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org; ICNA CSJ-NJ Director Atif Nazir, 732-668-4139 or email@example.com; IAMC National General Secretary Mohammed Jawad, 201-538-9889 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CAIR is America'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.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.