August 12, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 8/12/19) – On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Kashmir Action Committee, Pakistan American Association of Sacramento (PAAS), American Muslim Voice (AMV), Pakistan American Sports and Cultural Organization (PASCO), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) will rally to “Stand with Kashmir.”

Last week, India revoked Kashmir’s special autonomous status and blocked modes of communication, heightening tensions in the area. Kashmir is a Muslim-majority region.

READ: ‘Our hearts are on fire’: Kashmir spends Eid al-Adha in lockdown (Guardian)

WHAT: “Stand with Kashmir” Rally
WHEN: 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
WHERE: State Capitol South Wing, 10th and N streets, Sacramento, CA 95814
CONTACT: Rashid Ahmad, 916-825-0027

Rally organizer Javaid Akhtar, with the Kashmir Action Committee, said in a statement:

“With the entire Kashmir Valley under brutal military lockdown and curfew, a humanitarian crisis is unfolding. Communication with the outside world is cut off. It is a volcano about to erupt. The world needs to pay attention NOW.”

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.