‘Howdy, Modi’ in Houston: Sindhi, Baloch, Pashto groups to protest outside NRG stadium for independence from Pakistan ahead of Modi-Trump event

Representatives of Sindhi, Baloch and Pashto groups have gathered in Houston to hold a demonstration in front of the NRG Stadium on Sunday to draw the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump for gaining freedom from Pakistan.

Press Trust of India September 22, 2019 13:11:02 IST
‘Howdy, Modi’ in Houston: Sindhi, Baloch, Pashto groups to protest outside NRG stadium for independence from Pakistan ahead of Modi-Trump event
  • Members of these groups alleged on Saturday that the Pakistani establishment was carrying out gross violations of human rights against their communities

  • More than 100 Sindhi Americans arrived in Houston on Saturday

  • The demonstrators are hoping that their posters and banners of freedom will catch the attention of Modi and Trump

Houston: Representatives of Sindhi, Baloch and Pashto groups have gathered in Houston to hold a demonstration in front of the NRG Stadium on Sunday to draw the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump for gaining freedom from Pakistan.

Howdy Modi in Houston Sindhi Baloch Pashto groups to protest outside NRG stadium for independence from Pakistan ahead of ModiTrump event

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump. Reuters

Scores of members of the Balochi American, Sindhi American, and Pashto American communities landed in Houston on Saturday from various parts of the US to hold the first-of-its-kind demonstration in America, wherein they will collectively urge the leaders of India and the United States to help them get freedom from Pakistan.

Members of these groups alleged on Saturday that the Pakistani establishment was carrying out gross violations of human rights against their communities.

"We demand freedom from Pakistan. India and the US should help us in the same way as India had helped the people of Bangladesh in 1971," Nabi Baksha Baloch, the US representative of the Baloch National Movement, told PTI.

"We are here to request Modi and Trump to support our cause. There has been gross violation of human rights against the Baloch people by the Pakistani government," he said.

More than 100 Sindhi Americans arrived in Houston on Saturday. They are planning to gather outside the NRG stadium, where the "Howdy, Modi" event is scheduled to be held on Sunday, with the hope that their posters and banners of freedom will catch the attention of Modi and Trump.

"This is a historic rally by the leaders of the free world — the largest and oldest democracies. We the people of Sindh want freedom from Pakistan. Just like India supported for the freedom of Bangladesh in 1971, we want a separate nation for the people of Sindh. Pakistan is a theocratic country," Zafar Sahito, from the Jeay Sindh Mutahida Muhaz, said.

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