BRUSSELS - A number of Sikh organisations based in Belgium and other countries pledged their support to the upcoming protest on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels on March 31.

Kashmir Council EU, which is the main organiser of the forthcoming protest programme including a demonstration and a one-day camp at the European Union Head Quarters Brussels, has launched a broad campaign for securing public support in this protest. So far, a number of the individuals and representatives of the different organisations have been contacted by the Kashmir Council EU Chairman Ali Raza Syed and other office bearers in the context.

Europe based Sikh Organisations which declared their support to the protest are included Baber Khalsa, Dalkhalsa and All Gurdawara Committees Belgium, Dalkhalsa Switzerland, Dalkhalsa Germany, Sikh Student Federation Germany, Rasham Singh Baber Khalsa Germany and S.A.D. Maan Germany. Ali Raza assured the Sikh community’s leaders that atrocities against the Sikh minority by the Indian regime would also be highlighted in the protest.

The protest would be held at Place Schuman in front of EU Council and Commission Offices where Modi’s meetings are supposed to be held in the capital city on March 31 (Thursday). Modi will visit Brussels for the first India-European Union (EU) bilateral summit in four years.

Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza who is also leading the council team for organising the protest, said: “We have received very positive response of different circles so far and I hope that a large number of Kashmiris and representatives of minorities and other oppressed people of India would attend the upcoming gathering in Brussels. Kashmir Council EU has already requested the leadership of both side of Azad Kashmir and Indian Held Kashmir and members of the all minorities and other suppressed people in India to attend the protest.”