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