Altaf Hamid Rao:
LONDON: World-fame Kashmiris rights outfit – the Global Pakistan & Kashmir Supreme Council (GPKSC), Wednesday commemorated 4th Martyrdom Anniversary of Shaheed Burhan Muzaffar Wani, a world-fame icon of Kashmir freedom struggle in the present century, with due solemnity and reverence reiteration of pledge to continue the mission of the valiant son of the soil till the liberation of the motherland from Indian shackles.
In this connection, the GPKSC hosted a mammoth peaceful & successful rally in front of the Indian High Commission here on Wednesday.
Despite prevailing wave of COVID-19 and heavy rain in the British capital city, a large number of the British Pakistani/Kashmiris turned out to show their support and solidarity with the varliant freedom-loving brethren of occupied Jammu Kashmir besides for paying rich tributes to Shaheed Burhan Wani, who established a significant chapter of bravery and gallantry in the history of Jammu & Kashmir freedom struggle.
Our special Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao reports from London that the furious participants chanted full-throated slogans including “GO India Go from occupied Kashmir”, “We want freedom”, “Indian occupation forces get out of Kashmir”, “Freedom is our right”, “United Nations and United Kingdom, force India to stop human rights violations and urge it to Implement UNSC resolutions on Kashmir”.”We pay tributes to Burhan Wani and other freedom fighters in IOJ&K”, “We will continue struggle for freedom from Indian subjugation and till the achievement of our birth right to self-determination”, “India stop tortures and atrocities in IOJK”. The protesters particularly chanted slogans against India’s fascist Modi government.
The protesters including men, women including youth strictly followed the COVID-19 guidelines as set by the UK government.
Burhan Muzaffar Wani, a young Kashmiri freedom movement leader in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) was martyred by the Indian occupation forces in a fake encounter in the occupied valley on 8th July 2016.
Addressing the rally, Chairman Global Pakistan & Kashmir Supreme Council Raja Sikander Khan paid rich tributes to Shaheed Burhan Muzaffar Wani for his courage, bravery and the supreme sacrifice of his life for the freedom of his people from the clutches of forced and unlawful Indian colonial rule.
Raja Sikandar Khan stated that today “we are here to show our support and solidarity for the freedom struggle of the innocent people of IOJ&K.” “We are stood in solidarity in commemorating the 4th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Burhan Wani who gave his great sacrifice of his life for the liberation of his motherland from the Indian manacles”, he added.
Khan said that shaheed Wani had wanted a brighter future of the coming Kashmiri generations to be able to live freely, without any fear and atrocities, being perpetrated by fascist Indian occupying forces in Indian Occupied Jammu Kashmir state for last 73 years.
The GPKSC chief called for an immediate end to atrocities and gross violations of Human rights in IOJK and implementation of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir.
Raja Sikandar called upon the Government of Pakistan to send envoys in different countries, who have plenty of knowledge about the history of Kashmir and Kashmir issue in different parts of the world to highlight the Kashmir issue and steps should be taken for the implementation of UNSC resolutions on Kashmir for its peaceful solution.
He appreciated Pakistan government for appointing Shehyar Khan Afridi who is an energetic and competent person as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Kashmir Committee but strongly criticized former Chairman of the Parliamentary Kashmir Committee Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who during his tenure in to the office,. did nothing for the promotion of Kashmir cause and only enjoyed perks and privileges.
Speaking on the occasion, Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK President Raja Fahim Kayani stated that the international community must play its role by forcing India for lifting the inhuman curfew restrictions in Indian occupied Kashmir, and now was the time to impose economical sanctions on India, because India has violated the universal declaration of human rights, and the UN security council resolutions on Kashmir.
Raja Fahim Kayani stated that innocent Kashmiri’s were suffering under a brutal lockdown for over eleven months, which has been designed to target the vulnerable, women, children and young people, they have been deprived of their basic human rights.
Chairman Pakistan Patriotic Front Ch Tariq Mahmood chanted slogans and stated that Shaheed Burhan Wani gave his life for freedom & in honour of his IOJ&K people and his martyrdom does not end here as it’s only a beginning as hundreds of many more Burhan Wani’s are born every day whom are willing & ready to sacrifice their lives for the freedom of their brothers & sisters of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
Habib Jan Baloch, speaking on the occasion, strongly condemned India for gross violations of human rights by the Indian occupation forces in Occupied Kashmir.
He reiterated that Kashmiris would continue their struggle against India subjugation till the realization of birth right to self determination.
He demanded that the UNSC resolutions should be implemented for the peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute and in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiri people.
Soraya Boyd, CEO-Founder Facilitate Global said that the right to self determination was the sovereign inalienable right of all Kashmiris.
Under fascist Modi regime, India become lawless. Human rights violations were being committed against civilians and defenceless population in the Valley of Kashmir on daily basis.
Modi must be held accountable, she added.
Rehana Ali, Director International Human Rights Voice of Victims stated that women and children have been targeted during the Kashmir conflict to inflict torture.
The Indian army have used rape as a weapon of war against the women and young girls of occupied Kashmir.
Riaz Mehmood, Ex Minister AJK said that Kashmir struggle has entered into new phase after the death of Burhan wani shaheed.
India should read writing on the wall Indian army has been defeated in occupied Kashmir, he remarked.
Ex Mayor of Slough Councillor (Cllr) Ishrat Shah said that Kashmir issue was the longest unresolved issue in the United Nations and it was the responsibility of the UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.
The participants on the occasion also paid rich tributes to Shaheed Burhan Wani and other freedom fighters for their heroic struggle for freedom against Indian occupation of occupied Kashmir.
They said the sacrifices of the valiant people of occupied Kashmir would not go waste and the day was not far off that their sacrifices and struggle would crown with success.
Concluding the Chairman Global Pakistan & Kashmir Supreme Council Raja Sikander Khan thanked all the participants of the rally which later dispersed peacefully.