Pakistan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address his first-ever joint public rally with US President Donald Trump at Houston, Texas, individuals and groups closely associated with the Pakistani government are trying hard to ruin Modi’s gala event.
Notifications alerting a spell of mushrooming anti-Modi protests in Houston under different names have started to surface. Several messages and e-vites for anti-Modi protests on Sunday are also being shared on social media.
A careful analysis of these messages reveal that most of these protests are being organised with help of the elements from Pakistan, some of them are closely associated with the ruling political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its leader Imran Khan.
Consider this post on Facebook for example; it’s a message showing a last-minute change in the free pick up locations for the protestors who would gather in Houston to stage a demonstration against Modi-Trump public meeting on Sunday. This message was posted from the purported official account of Fayaz Kahlil who has a following of over 50,000 people on his page. His introduction according to his social media profiles is “Founder Member of PTI Youth wing”. He even has a picture of himself sitting with the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The common routes, contact numbers and names of organiser on the leaflets indicate that one anti-India event is being publicised with different names such as “Unwelcome Modi”, “Kashmir Rally” and “IHF Modi Protest” to make it look like several protests are being organised by diverse groups.