Leaders from the Kashmiri American and African diasporas got here collectively in a robust demonstration of cross-cultural solidarity, calling for civil rights actions to alleviate the longstanding struggling in Kashmir. The assembly, held below the banner “Unity Throughout Continents,” was co-hosted by the World Kashmir Consciousness Discussion board and the Sierra Leone Muslim Jamaat.
Imam Teslim Afghali, who led the dialogue, emphasised the urgency of the human rights points in Kashmir, a area disputed between India and Pakistan since 1947.
Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Imam Afghali remarked, “Injustice anyplace is a menace to justice all over the place,” urging the viewers to unite with the Kashmiri American diaspora.
The panel additionally drew consideration to current developments, together with Prince George County’s unanimous adoption of a decision declaring a “Kashmiri Muslims Remembrance Day.”
Dr. Ghulam N. Mir, president of the World Kashmir Consciousness Discussion board, and Dr. Imtiaz Khan, a professor at George Washington College, expressed gratitude for acts of solidarity and delved into harrowing historic accounts of atrocities dedicated towards the Kashmiri inhabitants. They criticized the Modi authorities for its actions because the abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A in August 2019, which they are saying successfully stripped Kashmir of its autonomy.
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, secretary basic of the World Kashmir Consciousness Discussion board, identified the potential advantages of looking for assist from the African Union, which represents a large political and financial drive on the worldwide stage.
The occasion wasn’t restricted to American views. Two distinguished visitors from Turkey added a world taste to the dialogue. Dr. Cihangir Irisbilir remarked that he was “very joyful to see the African neighborhood in Washington pleading the case of Kashmir.”
The initiative aimed to strengthen ties between the Sierra Leone Muslim Jamaat and the Kashmiri American diaspora, with a concentrate on ongoing communication and shared social and spiritual values to advance peace and social justice.
A number of the consultants and attendees famous that the cross-continental alliance shaped on the assembly might signify a brand new chapter within the wrestle for Kashmiri human rights – one that might carry the problem to a broader, extra numerous viewers than ever earlier than.