British Kashmiris stage protests against Indian atrocities

Wednesday – April 18, 2018
LONDON (United Kingdom): On the opening day of commonwealth summit in London on Tuesday, British women and children assembled outside the parliament and staged protest against the brutalities perpetrated by the Indian forces in the length and breadth of the Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK).

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), hundreds of women from different parts of the UK carrying placards and banners joined this protest. They were demanding end to occupation and justice for minor rape and murder victim, Aasifa.

The protesters asked the commonwealth leaders to take cognisance of the gross human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir and help the people of Jammu and Kashmir in securing their inalienable right to self-determination.

The demonstration was led by hurriyat leader, Shamim Shawl, dukhtaran-e-millat (DeM) chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and chief of Kashmir tehreek-e-khawateen (K-TeK), Zamruda Habib, telephonically addressed the participants of the protest from Srinagar.

Julie Ward, member of European parliament, expressed her unflinching support for the suffering Kashmiri women and children. Soroya Boyod pleaded for the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.

Lord Nazir Ahmed, member parliament (MP) Kelvin Hopkin, former deputy mayor, Asma Rathore, councilor Shahida, Azmat Jameel, Anjum Jarral and Bilqees Raja also participated in the protest.