LONDON: A large number of the British Pakistanis and Kashmiris on Saturday afternoon gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London and strongly protested against the brutalities and killings of innocent Kashmiri people by the occupation forces in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and gross violation of human rights in the held valley.
The rally was jointly led by Leader of Opposition in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Chaudhry Muhammad Yasin and Chairman Jammu Kashmir Self-determination Movement International (JKSDMI) Raja Najabat Hussain. The participants called upon the international community and the United Nations Security Council to take notice of gross violations of human rights and brutalities perpetrated by the occupation forces against innocent people, including women and children in the occupied Kashmir and pressure India to stop it immediately and comply with the UN resolutions.
The participants chanted slogans of “Indian occupation forces get out of Kashmir, Modi the biggest terrorist, Kashmiris want freedom from Indian subjugation, freedom is our right, Indian occupation forces murdabad, Pakistan Army Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad, free Kashmiri political prisoners, India leave Kashmir, stop brutalities in the occupied Kashmir, Kashmiris want freedom from Indian occupation, Kashmiris want right to self-determination”.
Speaking to the participants, Chaudhry Muhammad Yasin strongly condemned the Indian brutalities and gross human rights violations in the occupied Kashmir. He reiterated that Kashmiris would continue their struggle till the freedom of Kashmir from Indian yoke and realisation of their birth right to self-determination granted to them by the United Nations Security Council some seventy years ago while India was not implementing the UN resolutions on Kashmir.
He said the people of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir stood by their brothers and sisters of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their struggle for freedom from Indian subjugation. He called upon the international community, including the United Kingdom, to take notice of Indian brutalities and state terrorism and gross violation of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir and pressure India to immediately stop them. He also condemned the recent aggression of India against Pakistan and said the unresolved Kashmir dispute was a permanent threat to global peace.
Chaudhry Muhammad Yasin thanked the British Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora for organising the rally.
Raja Najabat Hussain speaking on the occasion said the Indian killings, brutalities and violation of human rights in the occupied Kashmir must be stopped. He called upon the UN Security Council and international community to play their due role in stopping India’s gross violation of human rights and killing of innocent Kashmiri people. He also demanded that the pressure should be mounted on India to comply with the UN resolutions on Kashmir in order to allow the people of Kashmir to decide their future destiny through a UN sponsored plebiscite.