LONDON: Protests against Indian atrocities in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir were held in Birmingham, Luton , Oldham, Derby, Nelson, Bradford, Dewsbury and various cities of the United Kingdom on the call of Tehreek – e-Kashmir UK. British Kashmiris gathered outside various mosques across the UK after Friday prayer to show solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir who have been living under illegal brutal Indian occupation for more than seven decades.
Fahim Kayani, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK led a protest outside the Indian consulate Birmingham where various political leaders, human rights activists and community leaders participated to chant pro freedom slogans. They also called for the withdrawal of Indian troops to end the atrocities being committed in the occupied territory.
The demonstrators were carrying placards to expose Indian atrocities committed by the Indian army in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Fahim Kayani, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK said that last week more than seven Kashmiris were killed by the Indian occupational army in Indian occupied Kashmir. These killings have become a regular occurrence & are increasing. He said those responsible are never brought to justice due to the draconian laws that have been imposed there which give impunity to the arm forces operating in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Furthermore, since Kashmir was stripped of its statehood in 2019 the situation has worsened for the Kashmiris enduring the occupation.
Kayani further said “Modi is a symbol of fascism and his links to RSS must not go unnoticed by the International community. Hindutva Fascism is replica of Neo-Nazi Fascism.”
Stuart Richardson, Stop the War Coalition said that India can’t call itself a democratic country because Indian Consulate Birmingham refused to accept a Kashmir petition from the demonstrators who wanted to register their concerns about illegal Indian occupation of Kashmir to the Indian government. India has become an authoritarian state which is suppressing the basic human right ”right to self determination” of Kashmiris by their military might.
Khawajah Muhammad Suleiman , Fazal Ahmed Qadari, Hafiz Muhammad Azad, Ch Muhammad Sharif, Mulana Shafiq Ur Rehman, Mufti Abdul Majeed Nadeem Muhammad Asghar, Ch Khadim, Ms Rani, Ms Mirfat, Mulana Muhammad Sajjad, Khawajah inam, Azam Farooq, Sajid Malik, Abid Malik, Syed Ashiq Hussain Shah, Mulana Iqbal Awan, Riaz Wali, Ch Shakeel, Ch Jabran, Ch Muhammad Yasin, Eng Youssef, Muhammad Ghazanfar, Rouf Mughal, Hafiz Atif and Harris Raja expressed their concerns for human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir & requested the world’s human rights activists to support them because UN isn’t showing much concern to the increasing violence.