The UK and Europe reverberated with call for end to Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir as the world marked Kashmir Solidarity Day on Sunday.
Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) UK and Europe jointly held rallies, conferences and digital campaigns in Oslo, London, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Luton, Birmingham, Dundee, Nelson, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bradford and various cities of the UK and Europe to highlight the ongoing genocide in IIOJK.
Barrister Sultan Mehmood Ch, president Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK); Dr Khalid Mehmood Ameer Jama’at-e-Islami Azad Jammu and Kashmir; British Lord Dr. Wajid Khan, Fahim Kayani, Muhammad Ghalib, Hanif Raja, Shah Hussain, Adeel Ahmed, Shafiq Tabasam and others attended various programs.
Barrister Sultan Mehmood told Kashmir March in London that Kashmiris will never surrender “come what may” to achieve their right to self-determination.
Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK also held a digital campaign in the British cities which brought to attention of people towards 75 years of illegal occupation of India by India.
Digital vans passed through busy streets in London exposing the war crimes and crimes against humanity and demographic terrorism committed by India in IIOJK.
At Downing Street, Dr Khalid Mehmood, chief of Jamaaat-e-Islami AJK led a delegation and submitted a petition to the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, urging him to hold Indian government accountable for its atrocities.
At Kashmir March Barcelona, British Lord Wajid Khan said human rights abuses in IIoJK “must stop and the Kashmiri people need to be given their right to self-determination in accordance to United Nations Resolutions.”
Rachel Hopkins MP said in her statement “After over 70 years, the situation in Kashmir is the longest unresolved conflict on the agenda of the United Nations. There needs to be a concerted effort from the UK Government to bring about an international multilateral response. It is a basic, fundamental human right that Kashmiris are empowered to decide how they are governed and by whom.”
Ch Saqib Tahir President, Pak Federation Spain; , while addressing a Kashmir March in Barcelona , reminded Kashmiri and Pakistani diaspora of their moral obligation towards Kashmir cause.
Shah Hussain, president TeK Norway, led a solidarity Kashmir rally outside the Norwegian Parliament and raised the issue of Kashmiri political prisoners.
MP Yasmin Qureshi, MP Afzal Khan, Pakistani ambassador to Denmark Ahmad Farooq , Kashmir House Istanbul Director Dr Mubeen Shah, Shafiq Tabasam, Raja Mukhtar Soni C and Nasir Shezad participated in different events on Kashmir.
In Copenhagen, Kashmir Walk was led by Adeel Ahmed, president TeK Denmark while Kashmir Rally was led by Hanif Raja President TeK Scotland.
Fakhar Iqbal Ch President TeK Dundee led a Kashmir rally in Dundee while Raja Abid led Kashmir rally outside the Scottish Parliament.
In Bradford, a ally was led by Hafiz Muhammad Azad while Haji Yasin led the event in Nelson.
Nasar Iqbal led a march in Manchester and a rally in Birmingham was led by Ch. Shanwaz, Mufti Fazal Ahmed Qadari and Ch. Ikram ul Haq.
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