Demo in Birmingham against arrest of IIOJK rights activist Khurram Parvez

Birmingham, November 26 (KMS): A protest demonstration was held in Birmingham, UK, against the illegal arrest of world renowned Kashmiri human rights defender, Khurram Parvez, by India.

The protestors assembled outside the BBC office and urged international community to put pressure on India to release Khurram Parvez, the program coordinator of Srinagar-based Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). The protestors also castigated Indian fascist regime for committing genocide of innocent Kashmiris.

Addressing the protesters, the President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, Fahim Kayani, said “India’s terror-inflicting NIA raided house and office of Khurram on Nov. 22, 2021 in Srinagar and arrested him that evening and later shifted him to New Delhi for interrogation.”

He said that it was hypocrisy of the international community to remain silent of war crimes committed by Indian fascist regime in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Muhammad Ghalib, President of TeK Europe, said, “Arrest of a globally recognized face on human rights work is evidence that India is using war tactics to kill any voice that speaks for right to self-determination of Kashmiris.”

Khawajah Muhammad Sulieman TeK, UK, said, “This is not arrest. It is illegal abduction by a fascist regime that does not respect international law.”

The President of Trade Council Birmingham, Ian Scott, said, the credibility of international media is under watch if it ignores India’s illegal occupation of Kashmir and the war crimes it commits in IIOJK.

Stop the War Coalition (STWC) Birmingham Branch Secretary General, Stuart Richardson, said, three Kashmiris were murdered by Indian forces in IIOJK on Wednesday evening and the eye-witness accounts have exposed the Indian propaganda machinery which claims they were fighting armed rebels.

Rana Rabnawaz, President TeK West Midlands, urged the international media to depute special reporters to IIOJK to report from ground the grave situation.

Chaudhry Ikram-ul-Haq, former Vice President TeK Spain, said that three innocents were brought down from a car by Indian occupational forces at Rambagh area of Srinagar and killed in cold blood. “It is complete breakdown of any machinery or law that India claims to have applied to IIOJK,” he added.

Azam Farooq, Sectary General TeK Midlands Zone, Mushtaq Hussain, Naeem Khan, Shareen Raja, Maulana Saeed, Chaudhry Rasheed and Haris Kayani demanded that it is time the UN and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, hold India accountable and the UN peace keeping forces are deployed to arrest massacre of Kashmiris by India.