Ahead of Prime Minister Narender Modi’s visit to the US in the third week of September, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday asked his party leader to hold protests in New York.
Imran Khan said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would organise massive protests in New York to give the Indian Prime Minister a ‘global backlash’ over his government’s decision to abrogate Article 370, that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the PTI’s central media department, there will be intense protests on the occasion of Modi’s visit to New York to attend a session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Dawn reported.
Imran Khan has issued directives to the PTI’s foreign chapters to prepare for the protests in New York. The instructions were given during a meeting of the PTI Office of International Chapters secretary Abdullah Riar with Imran Khan.
Community leaders said that the dates for the Prime Minister’s address is not final yet, but they have been asked to make preparations for a potential address of Modi in Houston on September 22.
Modi is expected to visit the US in September for the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting.
This would be Modi’s third major address to the Indian-American community after he became the Prime Minister in 2014.
Houston has one of the largest concentrations of the Indian American community in the US. The Texas Governor and Mayor of Houston had visited India last year.