Oxford University students hold protest against Indian atrocities in IIOJK, demand release of Khurram Parvez

London, November 28 (KMS): Students at the University of Oxford on Sunday, 28 November, stepped out in support of the people in Kashmir, protesting against atrocities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and demanding the release of Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez.

In a press release issued by the protesting students in London, they urged the international community to pressure the Indian state to stop the atrocities in Kashmir and also release Khurram Parvez, a prominent human rights defender.”

It went on to note that the protests come a week after the Indian armed forces “killed at least six people in two different encounters while using some of them as human shields.”

“Contrary to the police’s version, eyewitnesses recount that all of them were unarmed and were thrown out of a car and shot in broad daylight”, said the protesters.

The students also spoke on the Hyderpora incident, in which the police say they have killed an individual associated with militants and two others, while their anguished families asserted otherwise.

They also beseeched the Indian government to “respect the right to self-determination of Kashmiri people and enable them to exercise it.”

This was followed by the gathering observing a 7-minute silence.