London, June 13 (KMS): Demanding an immediate end to India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of Kashmiris and their allies rallied on roads and streets in the United Kingdom (UK) putting pressure on the British government to hold India accountable for its war crimes in the UN-designated disputed region.
The pro-Kashmir demonstrators gathered at the UK Parliament Square and marched towards the Indian High Commission in London raising slogans like “Free Kashmir from illegal Indian occupation”.
Slogans were also raised and placards hoisted seeking immediate release of Kashmiri resistance leader Muhammad Yasin Malik who has been given life imprisonment by an Indian court in a politically-motivated case.
The supporters of Kashmiri freedom struggle vowed to continue their campaign until last Indian occupation soldier withdraws from Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIoJK).
The rally” “Free Yasin Malik and All Kashmiri Political Prisoners” was organised by all UK-based Kashmiri diaspora groups.
The demonstrators raised high-pitched slogans outside Indian High Commission, questioning the credentials of its so-called democracy when India is brazenly violating international law and the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.
President, Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, Raja Fahim Kayani urged the participants to become voice of oppressed Kashmiris. “It is an obligation on us, those living in the European and western countries to become voice and mouth piece of people of IIOJK,” said Kayani, addressing the marchers which included women and children.
“India has imposed a graveyard silence in IIOJK through the military might. Whoever seeks right to self-determination is being abducted and charged in fake cases,” said Kayani.
Khawajah Inamul Haq and Gulfaraz Khan were also among the speakers.