LONDON: Kashmir Marketing campaign International has launched “Free Kashmir” marketing campaign on a piece of London transport community forward of India’s Republic Day at the moment, which is noticed as “Black Day” by Kashmiris and Sikhs everywhere in the world.
Zaffar Quraishi, chairman of Kashmir Marketing campaign International who hails from Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) however lives completely in London in exile, informed this scribe that a collection of campaigns will probably be launched throughout UK and different elements of the world all year long to create consciousness concerning the Kashmir concern.
A minimum of seven vans have been seen driving across the British Parliament carrying signboards titled “Free Kashmir” in reference to the occupation of a giant a part of Kashmir valley by Indian forces. India occupied this half on the time of partition and has to date killed over a one hundred,000 Kashmiris for demanding their proper to freedom.
Vans with banners in favour of an unbiased homeland for Sikhs carried slogans “Khalistan Zindabad!” and “Raj Karega Khalsa”, sponsored by the Council of Khalistan, have been additionally seen in London.
“It has been 70 years since India, Pakistan, and worldwide world promised a free and neutral referendum in occupied Jammu & Kashmir,” Quraishi stated. “Over the past 30 years alone, India has been ruling and subjugating the rightful aspirations of the individuals, as promised by the worldwide group by means of 17 UNSC resolutions, through the use of the draconian legal guidelines reminiscent of AFSPA (Armed Forces Particular Powers Act) and PSA (Public Security Act).”
He stated that these black legal guidelines have given immunity to Indian safety forces and businesses since 1990 and in consequence, over ninety five,000 individuals have been killed, 10,000 are lacking and hundreds of unidentified graves are littering throughout the border of occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
“eight,000 half-widows have been ready for his or her husbands with no solutions from the federal government whether or not they’re lifeless or alive after being picked by the safety businesses, over a thousand human rights violations day by day, and but the world appears to have turned a deaf ear and blind eye to the atrocities dedicated by the occupying Indian forces,” Quraishi stated, explaining why he was launching the marketing campaign.
The vans carrying footage of Kashmiri youngsters and ladies referred to as on Indian occupation forces to go away Kashmir and let the Kashmiris determine their destiny. The marketing campaign towards Indian brutalities has been supported by a gaggle referred to as “British Associates of Kashmir.”
The vans have been seen passing from outdoors 10 Downing Road, Trafalgar Sq., Westminster Abbey and Waterloo Bridge. A supply informed Geo Information that the vans will run in London’s numerous elements for a month after which the marketing campaign will probably be initiated in Birmingham, Bradford, Glasgow and Manchester.
Within the UK, Kashmiris have deliberate dozens of occasions throughout the nation to protest towards India’s continued denial of Kashmiris’ proper to self-willpower.
Kashmiri teams have stated that today can be marked with protest outdoors Indian Excessive Fee in London and Indian consulates in Birmingham, Manchester and Bradford. The protesters will maintain an indication outdoors the Indian Excessive Fee for 2 hours on Friday afternoon.
Quraishi stated that the vans will run round London to attract consideration in the direction of the human rights abuses in Kashmir and he might be main the marketing campaign.
South Asia Solidarity stated it’s going to maintain a vigil “Stand Collectively Towards Modi’s Violence and Hate!” outdoors Indian Excessive Fee on India’s “Republic Day.”
Over the weekend, at the very least 500 Dalit campaigners marched by means of London towards barbaric remedy of their caste in India by extremist Hindutva teams and help to those teams by the Indian authorities.
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