UK protesters demand an end to Indian atrocities in IoK

Tehreek-e-Kashmir submits petition to UK's PM Theresa May against New Delhi's tactics in the occupied valley


Our Correspondent March 17, 2019
Tehreek-e-Kashmir submits petition to UK's PM Theresa May against New Delhi's tactics in war torn valley.PHOTO:EXPRESS

MUZAFFARABAD: Protesters on Sunday called for an end to New Delhi's atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) while protesting outside the Indian High Commission in London.

The UK's Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) hit out at the Indian government for arresting pro-freedom leaders and placing a ban on Jamaat-e-Islami.

Protesters held banners and placards, as well as, chanting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

Moreover, a petition was also submitted at UK Prime Minister Theresa May's office at 10 Downing Street London.

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The protesters, led by TeK president Fahim Kayani, called for an end to the flagrant human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

They also demanded a repeal of the draconian laws including Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA).

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The TeK urged the international community to take notice of the Indian regime's genocidal practices in the war torn valley.

"World must give permission to aid and relief agencies to help the people of Kashmir," said Kayani, adding that political and civilian prisoners must be released at the earliest.

The TeK president further said that the Kashmiri people must be allowed to express their political views without New Delhi trying to muzzle their voice.

Speaking on the occasion, opposition leader in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Chaudhry Muhammad Yaseen said that India was trying to sabotage basic rights of Kashmiri people. “India is not democratic but a tyrant country, atrocities on the people of Jammu and Kashmir is a question mark on Indian Democracy,” he added.

Raja Sikandar Khan, Chaudhry Muhammad Tariq and Raja Najabat said that India was violating human rights in the occupied valley and must be tried in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

President of PML-N’s UK chapter, Zubair Kayani, PPP UK president Mohsin Bari and Muslim Conference UK chief Raja Ishaq Sabir made an appeal the OIC and the European Union to use their influence to revoke the ban on Jamaat-e-Isalmi in IoK.

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