A group of Indian-Americans and other community organisations held a memorial gathering outside the Capitol Hill for the victims of the deadly 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.
A truck with a billboard, reading "We Demand Justice" was seen outside Pakistan and Turkish embassies in Washington, DC on the eve of Mumbai terror attack anniversary.
Displaying anti-Pakistan banners and shouting slogans like "We want justice", the protesters on November 25 evening (Wednesday) said that twelve years have passed and Pakistan is yet to take any action on those who orchestrated the attack.
Instead the prime accused live freely in Pakistan.
Community activist Krishna Reddy said, "We are here on the anniversary of 26/11, when terrorists from Pakistan came to Mumbai and killed many innocent people, including six Americans as well, they just looked at the passport of the Americans and killed them.
So the US intelligence knows that this has been done and controlled by Pakistani intelligence directly." "I urge the incoming administration not to give any kind of financial aid to Pakistan, nor in Afghanistan, until Pakistan takes action against the perpetrators of this crime and gives justice to those who lost lives," Krishna added.
"We have gathered here today to remind the US government that it's been 12 years since the heinous act of terror was committed, I hope that the new administration takes every step possible to bring the perpetrators to justice", said another activist Mahindra Sapa.
Earlier today, the Indian American group also sponsored a digital mobile billboard truck carrying "we demand justice" that was seen outside the Pakistan and Turkish embassies in DC.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel accused BJP of maligning any sort of protests. Baghel said that BJP called them Pakistani, Khalistani and even alleged them of being middleman's broker, but they won't be successful in their attempts in suppressing farmers. CM Bhupesh Baghel said, "Whenever there's a protest, BJP tries to malign it. As for protesting farmers, sometimes they (BJP) called them Pakistani or Khalistani. They even alleged that farmers are middleman's broker. NIA's notice has also been sent to the houses of the protesting farmers. Regardless of their attempts to suppress, farmers won't be scared."
Placards of PM Modi and several other world leaders were seen at a pro-freedom rally organised in Sann area of Pakistan’s Sindh. The rally had been organised on the birth anniversary of GM Syed, one of the founding fathers of modern Sindh nationalism. Protesters said that Sindh had been illegally handed over to Pakistan in 1947 and raised slogans for Sindhudesh. There are several nationalist parties in Sindh, who are advocating for a free Sindh nation at various international platforms. Sindhudesh is a demand of a separate homeland for Sindhis which emerged in 1967 under the leadership of G M Syed and Pir Ali Mohammed Rashdi. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Indian-American Vanita Gupta has been nominated as the Associate Attorney General of US by president-elect Joe Biden. The news back home has generated happiness for her family. Gupta's uncle Sarvesh Kumar, who lives in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, has called the nomination a "matter of great pride" for them as well as the country, and said her niece has always been fighting for people of colour. "Nomination of an Indian-American for such a high post is a matter of great pride for us as well for the country. She has always been fighting for people of colour," Sarvesh Kumar told reporters as he cheered for her niece. Gupta currently hold the position of President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an umbrella group of civil rights interest groups. Gupta has served both during Barack Obama and Donald Trump in different capacities.
A group of Indian-Americans protested outside Pakistan Consulate in New York on 26th Nov, calling for an end to state-sponsored terrorism by Pakistan. A mobile banner was also rolled out outside the Consulate and Times Square, demanding justice for victims of Mumbai Terror Attack.
A group of Indian-Americans protested against Pakistan on 26/11 anniversary. Indian-Americans held a memorial gathering outside Capitol Hill for victims of the attack. Protesters sponsored a digital mobile billboard truck displaying 'we demand justice'. The billboard truck was seen outside Pakistan and Turkish embassies. Protesters also put up anti-Pakistan banners and raised slogans in Washington. 10 terrorists carried out 12 coordinated shooting, bombing attacks lasting four days in Mumbai. The terrorists belonged to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). At least 166 people, including six Americans and nine terrorists, were killed. Over 300 others were injured in the attacks which began on November 26, 2008.
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With just days to go until President-elect Joe Biden officially moves into the Oval Office, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be looking to maintain the so-called special relationship between Britain and the US after a deadly insurrection on Capitol Hill saw him distancing himself from President Donald Trump. CNN’s Nic Robertson reports.
The US Capitol and its surrounding areas have been turned into a military zone ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Elaborate security arrangements have been made in wake of the Capitol Hill riots, which has shaken the country's confidence and put scrutiny on law enforcement and safety in Washington. Five people died in the clash. As many as 25,000 National Guard troops will be deployed, and many of them will be armed. Moreover, the US Marshalls will deploy 4,000 officers from across the country in DC. As the National Mall has been closed to prevent any large gathering, the areas now bear a deserted look. On January 20, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be taking the oath.
While addressing farewell speech on January 19, US President Donald Trump said, "All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans, it can never be tolerated. Now more than ever we must unify around our shared values." "We imposed historic and monumental tariffs on China; made a great new deal with China... Our trade relationship was rapidly changing, billions and billions of dollars were pouring into the US, but the virus forced us to go in a different direction," he added. On January 20, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be taking the oath.
First Lady Melania Trump bids farewell to the nation in a recorded video sheposted on Twitter. She thanked Americans for the “greatest honour of my life,"but made no mention of the incoming Joe Biden administration.
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First Lady Melania Trump who battled COVID-19 along with her husband and son, on Monday delivered farewell remarks from the White House calling on Americans to follow her "be best" initiative and advising that "violence is never the answer."
The first consignment of Covishield vaccine has been dispatched to Thimphu in Bhutan from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on January 20. The consignment contains 1.5 lakh dosages of Covishield vaccine. The Government of India (GOI) has received several requests for the supply of Indian manufactured vaccines from neighbouring and key partner countries.
After director Ali Abbas Zafar tweeted an apology note over the 'Tandav' outrage, BJP leader Ram Kadam called it a "big win", but said they will not stop until the cast and crew are behind the bars. "For last 6 hours, we were protesting outside Mumbai-situated Amazon office over the web-series 'Tandav' and we compelled them to apologise...This is our big win. And at last due to our pressure, 'Tandav' team had to apologise in front of whole country. But only apology won't work. We will protest until the whole team of 'Tandav' gets in jail...We'll go on hunger strike in front of Ghatkopar police station tomorrow morning and will compel them to file the FIR," said Ram Kadam. Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Tandav' got into trouble for allegedly 'mocking Hindu religious sentiments'.
Diplomatic Advisor to the France President Emmanuel Macron, Emmanuel Bonne on January 07 highlighted the relationship between India and France. He said, "India will be a member of the UN Security Council for 2 years. This will be critical occasion for both of us to take initiatives whether it will be on the Indo-Pacific region or it is about addressing terrorist threats. We very much appreciate the support we got not only from your authorities but also from Indian civil society, when our country was under attack by some leaders in Turkey and Pakistan and in other countries."
Describing himself as “a proud son of the state of Delaware,” U.S. President-elect Joe Biden bid a heartfelt goodbye on Tuesday to the state where he served as U.S. senator for 36 years and made his way to Washington, D.C., where he led a memorial service to remember the American lives lost to COVID, on the eve of his inauguration. Gavino Garay reports.
Twelve Army National Guard members have been removed from inauguration duty in Washington, DC, as part of the security vetting process initiated, in part, to ensure troops tasked with securing the ceremony do not have ties to extremist groups, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau said. CNN’s Anderson Cooper speaks with Provost Marshal of the National Guard Bureau Col. Michael Dugas.
A dozen members of the U.S. National Guard have been removed from duty helping secure the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden after vetting, which included screening for potential ties to right-wing extremism, Pentagon officials said on Tuesday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
The "Friends of Karima Baloch" staged a protest outside Toronto Police Headquarter on Friday and demanded justice for Karima Baloch. The protesters were raising the posters "Who killed Karima Baloch?..