Lawsuit filed against Modi in Houston, separatist Sikhs to hold protest

Воскресенье, 22 Сен, 2019

For more on the event and Modi's trip to the US, Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli spoke with Harsh Shringla, the Indian Ambassador to the U.S.

With PM Modi-Trump assembly on Tuesday, the 2 leaders can be assembly for the fourth time in as many months. Their New York attorney, from an organization called the Kashmir Khalistan Referendum Front, plans to submit the case as a class action.

Modi has traveled to the United States to speak Friday, September 27, at the U.N. General Assembly, seven weeks after his government revoked the partial autonomy enjoyed by Muslim-majority Kashmir in a move that prompted anger in the region and in neighboring Pakistan, which also lays claim to it.

Pakistan has communicated this to the Indian High Commission.Pakistan's airspace has been sealed off for India ever since the Balakot strike in February. "It's a win for President Trump to come to Houston to address this gathering in partnership with Prime Minister Modi", Aghi said.

Sources said Modi will hold a CEOs roundtable at Houston on September 21 where the top bosses of over a dozen companies like BP, Exxonmobil, Emerson Electric Company, Vinmar International and IHS Markit would join the discussion. Being a hub for energy, Houston is in focus, he said.

"I mean, I was talking to Prime Minister Modi and one of the things he would like to do is to add more nuclear energy" to the energy scope of the country.

For his part, Mr Modi also needs such a grand show as Trump's presence in such an event for any foreign leader's address to diaspora is unprecedented.

Mr Modi said that through his participation in United Nations events, he will showcase India's success in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.

"At the Climate Action Summit on 23 September, I will highlight India's robust action to address climate change in line with global goals and our worldwide commitments. Looking forward to a wide range of programmes in this dynamic and energetic city today and tomorrow", Modi tweeted.

Modi will remotely inaugurate the Gandhi Solar Park at the UN Headquarters during a special commemorative event on September 24 to mark Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.

"I will also hold bilateral meetings with leaders from other countries and United Nations entities on the margins of the UNGA". The two nations had a year ago inked the US-India Strategic Energy Partnership to enhance energy cooperation.

The Indian American Muslim Council said it planned protests at the Houston stadium against what it said were Modi's divisive policies.

PM Modi said he was honoured by the decision of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to confer the Global Goalkeepers Goals Award 2019 upon him.