London: President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, Raja Fahim Kayani said that we are here, to show solidarity with the oppressed people of IoJK who have suffered more than 70 years under brutal Indian occupation, subjugation and oppression. To stand with the people of IoJK means that, stand with humanity, stand for justice, stand for freedom of speech and equality.
He expressed these views in front to thousands of British Kashmiris on Saturday marched in the streets of Reading United Kingdom (UK) for the right of self-determination of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJK). The protesters while carrying the flags of Kashmir shouted full throat slogans against Indian brutalities and urged the world community to end the curfew that was imposed by India on August 5 to cage the more than 80 million innocent people.
Fahim Kayani said that the Kashmir has been under Indian siege since August 05, Indian PM Modi has adopted the polices of dark ages when Kings used to put cities under siege by cutting off their supplies for to make them to bow down in front of their terms and conditions, same like Indian rulers want to do with the people of Kashmir to bow down in front of Hindutva ideology of fascist BJB regime. Indian Prime Minister Modi wants that the people of Kashmir to give up their demand for basic and birth right to self-determination, granted by the United Nations. Kayani said that sacrifices of people of IoJK have proven that they will never compromise on their basic and birth right of self-determination. They will not surrender at any cost they will continue their struggle till victory.
President TeK Europe Muhammad Ghalib said that they condemn Indian atrocities committed by their army since August 05 in IoJK saying more than 25,000 Kashmiris have been arrested and there is a complete communication blackout. The people of Kashmir have no access to food and medicines. He said BBC News published an article on August 29 and the headline of the story was “don’t beat us, just shoots us”. This spirit will never be defeated by India.
Zafar Qureshi from Indian occupied Kashmir said while addressing the protesters that Indian army has got impunity under black laws; they use molestation as a weapon of war.
Addressing the protesters Labour Member European Parliament MEP John Howarth said that international community should come forward to take the notice of rising human rights violations in IoJK saying world must listen the voice of Kashmiris and gave them right of self-determination. “ It is time to send international observers into the IoJK to end the violence committed by Indian forces to ensure peace in the region, “ MEP Howarth added.
Member British Parliament Matt Rodda said that they are concerned about what is happening in Kashmir. There is curfew and human rights are being violated, saying it is very important issue of South Asia that must be solved as per the wishes of Kashmiris. “ Keeping the critical situation of IoJK in view we appeal both Pakistan and India to come forward and settle this issue on humanitarian basis as thousands of Kashmiris living in UK and other parts of the world who have no contact with their families and kins in IoJK which is the worst kind of basic human rights violation and that must be stopped immediately,” MP Rodda added.
Organizers of this Kashmir Solidarity March Raja Arif Kayani, Mian Muhammad Saleem,Mansoor Hussain, Dr Ejaz Elahi ,Wazir Hussain, Saood Muhammad and Shakeel Khan said in their collective statement that it is moral responsibility of the United Kingdom to put pressure on India to lift curfew, release political prisoners and restore internet and telephone system promptly. International media and Human Rights Organizations must be allowed to visit Valley. The world must take notice of food shortages in besieged Valley. Medicine, milk and other essential commodities stock is finished in the area.