About 700 migrants from Pakistan and Kashmir participated in a major event organized by the Pakistani Community Forum Austria in Vienna on 31 August. The public meeting naturally focused on the horrible situation in Kashmir where the people are suffering since 5 August under a barbarous state of emergency imposed by the Indian government led by the right-wing extremist chauvinist Modi.
The event, which lasted for four hours, saw a rich cultural program with numerous contributions of singing and dancing mostly by young members of the community. In addition several male and female representatives of the community held speeches.
The organizers invited several guests, among them Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry (a former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir), Alev Korun (a leading member of the Austrian Green Party who has been a member of the national as well as the regional Viennese parliament for many years), Peter Florianschütz (member of the Viennese regional parliament, representative of the Social Democratic Party) as well as a delegation of the Austrian section of the RCIT.
Our comrade Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT, was asked to give a speech. He sharply denounced the racist government of India and called for support of the liberation struggle of the Kashmiri people. His speech was very well received; in fact he was interrupted several times by cheers and chanting. Later he was interviewed by several media people.
The event reflected the fighting spirit among many migrants and their willingness to stand with the brothers and sisters in Kashmir. This is highly necessary because the oppression of Kashmir will not end soon, hence, our solidarity must continue until liberation will be achieved!
Media Reports about the Major Event: https://www.thecommunists.net/rcit/kashmir-solidarity-event-in-tv-news/
The RCIT documents on Kashmir are collected at a special section on our website and can be read here: https://www.thecommunists.net/worldwide/asia/collection-of-articles-on-the-liberation-struggle-in-kashmir/