In a video of the incident that was posted to the Prime Minister’s Twitter account, PM Modi stands in front of the delegation whose members repeatedly thank him, with one member even appearing to kiss the Prime Minister’s hand in gratitude
HOUSTON, UNITED STATES, September 22:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a 17-member Kashmiri Pandit delegation from the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) in Houston today and assured them his government was committed to “building a new Kashmir for everyone”. The delegation, which included Pandits from across the United States and was told “Kashmir mein nayee hawa bah rahee hai (New winds are blowing in Kashmir)”, offered its “unequivocal support” to PM Modi over the centre’s decision to withdraw special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.
In a video of the incident that has been posted on the Prime Minister’s official Twitter account, PM Modi stands in front of the delegation whose members fold their hands and repeatedly thank him. Towards the end, one member of the delegation even appears to kiss the Prime Minister’s hand as a gesture of gratitude.
PM Modi, who landed in Houston on Saturday to attend ‘Howdy, Modi!’, an event organised by the Texas India Forum, is in the US for a week-long visit that includes a roundtable with CEOs of energy giants, a bilateral meeting with President Trump and a speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly.