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South Asians for Kerry or SAKI hosted a large-scale breakfast fundraiser for Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry and his Vice-Presidential pick John Edwards at Pier 92 in New York last week.

It was the first time that the South Asian Diaspora -- the Indian-, Pakistani-, Nepali-, Sri Lankan- and Bangladeshi-American communities -- came together for a political event of this stature. In a coup of sorts, both the senators from New York -- Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles 'Chuck' Schumer -- turned up for the breakfast.

Pledging that his administration would open 'door of opportunity' to immigrants, Kerry said he needed the help of South Asian communities in the US to make American democracy an example for the whole world to follow.

(From left) Senators Kerry, Clinton, Edwards and Schumer.

Also see: Rocca visits Anjum-I-Islam

Photographs: Paresh Gandhi

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