During #Exln44, several hundred people from across Canada have pledged to be in touch with candidates from all parties in almost one-third of the federal electoral ridings about the grave situation in Kashmir.
These constituents have been asking what candidates will do if elected, to ensure that Canada holds India accountable for its settler-colonization happening in Kashmir.
See the ridings/areas people have made commitment to be in touch with their candidates.
Over the last week, signs saying that Kashmiris need the right vote like Canadians have also been appearing across the country. A social media post indicates people are putting these signs to make those electoral candidates aware that of the need to “stand up for Jammu Kashmir” and “try to work with international powers to give the right to vote for them-self and free Kashmir of the genocide from India.” The post continues saying “We all talk about human rights all over the world but when it comes to Kashmir we are silent?”
Indications are these are being put up by individuals in the hope to “wake up the government to take a stand for Kashmir.” Signs have been spotted including in and around Montreal, Ottawa, Cornwall, Calgary and the greater Toronto area
Check out media coverage
The Canadian election and human rights in Kashmir in Spring Magazine, TODAY, September 20, 2021
Canadian Muslim News – Sep 9, 2021
Bloc Québécois to address India Humans Rights Violations in Kashmir Muslim Link, September 3, 2021
New Canadian Vote Key to Forming Majority Government Yahoo! News, Sept. 6, 2021