Brussels rally calls for liberating Kashmir, other states from Indian occupation

Published: January 26, 2018
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The development comes after display of misleading, anti-Pakistan banners in Geneva, London and New York. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The development comes after display of misleading, anti-Pakistan banners in Geneva, London and New York. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Nearly 200 people took to the streets in Brussels on Thursday, demanding liberation of held Kashmir and other states from the illegal occupation of India.

According to a statement, around 150 people attended the rally organised by EU-Pak Friendship Federation in Europe. Some 60 to 70 vehicles began moving from the famous Brussels monument Atomium and culminated at the city’s Expo Centre.

The development apparently is in direct response to the display of anti-Pakistan banners in Geneva, London and New York between September to December last year, which misleadingly demanded ‘freedom’ of Balochistan and Karachi.

PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

The Foreign Office had termed the anti-Pakistan advertisements a direct attack on the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Anti-Pakistan London cab ads being removed

The participants, belonging to the Pakistani diaspora, Indian minorities including Sikhs and Dalits as well as human rights activists and journalists condemned Indian brutalities in held Kashmir and other regions occupied by the country, including Assam, Tripura, Nagaland, Sikkim and Manipur.

Those in attendance were holding banners and posters inscribed with slogans in favour of the liberation of Kashmir, Khalistan and other occupied territories.

The participants called upon the European Union, United Nations and other global organisations to pay heed to the grievances of the unarmed and innocent people of the aforementioned occupied territories for their emancipation.

A large number of locals and tourists witnessed the rally, which was the first of its kind in Belgium.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Missing my motherland
    Jan 26, 2018 - 6:56AM

    I googled for rally in Brussels. This story has been picked up only Pakistan media and no other newspaper / website.

    You are sure, it was not expat Pakistani community’s idea of a picnic?Recommend

  • Lalit
    Jan 26, 2018 - 9:10AM

    lols…..very shoddy attempt .Recommend

  • Travis L
    Jan 26, 2018 - 10:39AM

    The person carrying the banner better go into hiding. He wouldn’t want to be deported.
    To call it a “rally”, you need a few people.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jan 26, 2018 - 12:32PM

    Life is easy from a far off horizon . let him come inside India and look at day to day problems . Recommend

  • Jammer
    Jan 26, 2018 - 1:08PM

    Indian crimes must be shown to the world. They think they are too smart. @Travis. Its not happening in india or your typical illogical talk. Soon it will happen in india too. Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Jan 26, 2018 - 1:25PM

    Haha How do they get into the cars with the banners stuck on the doors?Recommend

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