Protesters raise pro-Kashmir slogans outside stadium during Pak-India clash

Published: June 4, 2017
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Kashmiri protesters holding Pakistani flag stage a demonstration outside the Edgbaston Cricket Ground against Indian atrocities in the held territory on June 4, 2017. PHOTO: NNI

Kashmiri protesters holding Pakistani flag stage a demonstration outside the Edgbaston Cricket Ground against Indian atrocities in the held territory on June 4, 2017. PHOTO: NNI

As Pakistan and India clashed for the first time since August 2016 in the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday, Kashmiris staged protests demanding freedom for the occupied territory.

The demonstrators gathered and chanted “Free Kashmir” and “Go India Go” slogans outside the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham, according to the Kashmir Pulse.

Some demonstrators were also seen holding pictures of the slain youth separatist leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

While there were various groups that could be spotted in the footage making rounds on the social media, one organisation’s name visible on the banners read “Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK”.

The campaign has reportedly been going in the UK for the last couple of days to garner attention for the ongoing freedom movement in Kashmir against the Indian rule.

A dangerous new phase of Kashmir conflict

On May 27, Indian forces killed eleven Kashmiris, including Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, Wani’s successor, in held Kashmir. Wani was killed in July last year by the occupation forces, triggering mass protests.

Pakistan has been registering its strong protest over the use of pellet guns and other brutal measures to suppress the unarmed Kashmiris at the hands of the Indian forces.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • SuperNeo
    Jun 4, 2017 - 9:50PM

    Another tactics to move attention from poor performance .. good for Pakistanis.Recommend

  • hzr
    Jun 4, 2017 - 9:51PM

    What else can they do except should or if given a chance kill like these devout do.Recommend

  • abhi
    Jun 4, 2017 - 10:38PM

    After they know they cannot win, this is a cheap trick.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Jun 4, 2017 - 11:43PM

    I was at Edgbaston and I did not see it. With the current anti Muslim feeling in UK I would not be surprised if they were arrested. After yesterday’s terrorist attack in London the Muslims are really despised.Recommend

  • Kulbhushan Yadav
    Jun 5, 2017 - 6:08AM

    Was it a ploy to stop the match and save some humiliation for Pakistan? Recommend

  • whatever
    Jun 5, 2017 - 6:51AM

    Soon all TVs of pakistan will come out with the banner “donot kill us”Recommend

  • rbaruah
    Jun 5, 2017 - 7:31AM

    Why a US Flag in a Kashmir protest in Birmingham? Dal me kuch kala hai!Recommend

  • Giri
    Jun 5, 2017 - 10:11AM

    So after you lose the match you resort to this?Recommend

  • k
    Jun 5, 2017 - 10:54AM

    Now this is sick, using sport venue as a political ground?Recommend

  • anand
    Jun 5, 2017 - 10:56AM

    This is not kashmiri flag..this pakistani flag. state of J&K has its own flag and is certainly not green.Recommend

  • Sunil
    Jun 5, 2017 - 11:43AM

    Most of the world is aware of how Muslims are always asking to partition countries. Even in Australia we have the same issues. No one trusts you guys and the world is changing and will no longer accept your demands, people are uniting against you. You are not trusted the world over.Recommend

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