Kashmiris hold anti-India protest in London

Protesters reiterate demand for the right to self-determination and also call for justice for Asifa Bano

News Desk April 18, 2018

Kashmiris settled in London staged a demonstration outside at the Parliament Square on Wednesday to protest against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

The protest comes amidst Indian Prime Minister Narendar Modi’s arrival in Britain’s capital for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018.

They condemned state-sponsored terrorism in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and also demanded justice for an eight-year-old, Asifa Bano, who was rape and murdered.

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People from different age brackets participated in street activism, by sloganeering and chanting demands of Kashmir's freedom from Indian occupation.

The demonstration was led by diasporic leaders. Local Kashmiri leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi and Zamruda Habib also joined the drive by video conferencing from Srinagar.

The protesters expressed outrage over the rape and murder of Asifa Bano, who was taken to a temple and raped multiple times before being murdered brutally. Demonstrators rallied that her culprits be brought to justice.

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A roadside roundtable was also organised to highlight Indian brutalities in IOK and different aspects of the Kashmir dispute were discussed.

Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also listened to the speeches of the Hurriyat leaders inside the British Parliament.

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