In response to a plan by a combine of communists from India, Pakistanis, Khalistanis, in association with Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) to campaign in the streets of New York City against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indians (technically, in the US, Indian-Americans) assembled in thousands on the roads of the city to uphold Indian interests and question Pakistan’s abysmal record in safeguarding the rights of its minorities.
The following is a four-page pamphlet that the pro-Pakistan group distributed to mobilise people.
While the antagonists’ crowd was huge, Indians managed to outdo them with drum beats (watch the video).
However, unlike London where the law-and-order situation is allowed to deteriorate on such occasions, the New York Police Department sprung into action soon to segregate the groups to pre-empt a possible clash between the demonstrators of the two sides.
The show of strength by Indians and Pakistanis preceded the speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UNGA. A few hours later, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the world body.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today exhorted the international community to stand united against terrorism, which he described as one of the biggest challenges not for any single country, but for the entire world. Addressing the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Modi lamented the lack of unanimity amongst the member states on the issue of terrorism, saying it dents those very principles, that are the basis for the creation of the United Nations.
“We believe, that this is one of the biggest challenges, not for any single country, but for the entire world and humanity,” Modi said while speaking in Hindi. This was his second address to the General Debate at the UN — five years after his maiden speech at the UNGA as Indian Prime Minister in 2014.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden speech to the UN General Assembly went on for about 50 minutes, far exceeding the 15-20-minute time limit that leaders are expected to adhere to while making their national statements during the busiest time in the United Nations Headquarters.
Out of the 50-minutes that he spoke from the podium of the UN General Assembly hall, half of his speech was on India and Kashmir, drumming up hysteria about a possible nuclear war if the world did not share the Pakistani perspective of Kashmir and intervene in the matter.