World must come forward to halt Modi regime’s brazen crimes in IIOJK: Speakers at UK conference

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UK-based Kashmiri political and human rights activists have urged the international community to come forward and make efforts to halt brazen crimes being committed by Narendra Modi-led Indian fascist regime in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The speakers addressing a Kashmir conference in Luton city of the UK shed light on various massacres committed by the Indian troops in IIOJK.

Referring to the Kashmiri political prisoners illegally held in Indian jails, the speakers called for a holistic campaign to highlight their plight at the UN Human Rights Council and other international forums.

“The colonial history of IIOJK is replete with crimes against humanity committed by occupying Indian forces,” said Fahim Kayani, President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, while addressing the conference. He said, “Commemorating such heinous crimes is to tell India, seeing eye to eye with the fascist regime in New Delhi, that Kashmiris will never accept your hegemony nor subjugation.” Kayani said time has come when Kashmiris must stand steadfast and chalk out a strategy by pulling themselves out of divisions.

Other speakers including Chaudhry Habib ur Rehman Afaqi, Director KIRC; Lord Qurban Hussain, Nazir Ahmed Qureshi, Muhammad Ghalib, president Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe; Riaz Butt, former Lord Mayor; Maulana Iqbal Awan, Professor Masood Akhtar Hazarvi, Maulana Abdul Aziz Chishti, Chaudhry Muhammad Ramzan, president TeK Luton; Chaudhry Muhammad Sharif, Chaudhry Zahid Iqbal, Aqdas Mughal, Malik Ejaz, Chaudhry Yousaf, Raja Zahoor, Malik Azad Nakyalvi, Chaudhry Ghafarat Shahid, Shaukat Butt, Professor Imtiaz, Professor Mumtaz Butt, Shaukat Malik and human rights activists also insisted that there was a need to speak in one voice to raise the issue of Kashmir.

“Our political prisoners are being illegally held in death cells… their lives are at risk while the fascist Modi regime is illegally overtaking their properties in IIOJK,” said the speakers while calling the situation as alarming.

Highlighting the importance of pressing India to release the Kashmiri political prisoners including APHC Chairman Masarrat Aalam Butt, Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Peer Saifullah, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Fehmeeda Sofi and Naheeda Nasreen, they said that these political prisoners were the Kashmiris’ role models who stood their ground in the face of Indian tyranny, telling India that the Kashmiris will never be cowed down, come what may.

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