(BALTIMORE, MD, 11/3/19) – Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Kashmiri-American families to share updates on the humanitarian crisis in the region of Kashmir, and to stand in solidarity with the community against oppression and persecution by the Indian government.
WHAT: Kashmir Under Siege: Crisis Update
WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Md. 21045
CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Zainab Chaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-971-6062
Recently, CAIR held a news conference with Kashmiri leaders urging elected officials to take action in Maryland to help families make contact with their loved ones.
SEE: Muslim Leaders to Call on Maryland Elected Officials to Take Immediate Action on Kashmir Crisis
Muslim groups urge Maryland lawmakers to address communications blackout, Indian occupation of Kashmir
The civil rights organization later submitted a written statement to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation’s hearing on “Human Rights in South Asia: Views from the State Department and the Region.”
SEE: CAIR Submits Statement on Kashmir for House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing
CAIR’s statement focuses on Kashmir and the Indian government’s revocation of that region’s protected status and accompanying human rights abuses. The hearing was convened by Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA).
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.