Kashmiri Diaspora protests in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, February 28 ((KMS): Kashmiri Diaspora and other communities living in Los Angeles came together to protest atrocities against the Kashmiris and minorities in India.

A peaceful protest rally was organized on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Participants used their first amendment right of US Constitution which allows them freedom to express their views and opinions,” an official press release said.

“Hundreds of people including Kashmiris, Sikhs, Americans and Pakistani-Americans staged held the demonstration against the atrocities against the minorities in India and against human rights violations in occupied Kashmir,” the statement said.

The community in a press release said that during the rally, protesters were carrying banners and posters that called out these atrocities. Some of which said – “India Stop Human Rights Violations in Kashmir” and “India Stop Atrocities Against Minorities”.

“The protesters were also carrying signs against the scrapping of Article 35-A. Several large size banners were seen hanging on the sidewalk that showed gross human rights violations in Kashmir,” the press release said.

“Hum Kya Chahtey Azadi”, “Kashmir Zindabad” and “Khalistan Zindabad” slogans were raised by the demonstrators in the streets of Santa Monica Boulevard.

“The participants distributed several articles and shared statistics to highlight the continued atrocities against minorities in India, including the recent incident of harassment and intimidation against Kashmiri students, businessmen and travelers, outside of Kashmir,” the press release said.

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