Houston: Members of the Sikh community in Houston met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday and thanked him for some pathbreaking decisions taken by his government, including on the Kartarpur Corridor.
In addition, they also submitted a memorandum requesting the Prime Minister, who is on a week-long US tour, to address longstanding issues pertaining to the 1984 Sikh Genocide, Article 25 of the Indian Constitution, Anand Marriage Act, Visa and the renewal of the passports of asylees, among others.
“We submitted a memorandum and thanked Modi Ji for what he has done for Sikh community,” said Avinder Chawla, sitting Commissioner, Arvin, California.
“We thanked him for the Kartarpur corridor. President Trump is coming here tomorrow (at Howdy Modi) and the event demonstrates how important a leader PM Modi is.”
Kartarpur corridor connects the Sikh shrines of Durbar Sahib in Pakistan Punjab to Gurdwara in Kartarpur.
The Prime Minister also interacted with the Sikh community members.
One of the members of the delegation called the Prime Minister a “tiger” and said that the Sikhs stand with Modi just as the community has always stood for India.
“We’re with Modi Ji. He’s our tiger, he’s a man who we call Iron Man. We’re standing with him as Sikhs have always stood for India,” said a member of the Sikh delegation.
The interaction came ahead of the mega Howdy Modi! event, where US President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Modi. More than 50,000 members of the Indian-American community are expected to attend the mega event.