A sequence of protests in entrance of Pakistani High Commission and consulates in Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford and London was held on Thursday. The protests have been held to mark ‘Black Day’ on October 22.
October 22 is being noticed as a Black Day, a reminder of Pakistan invading the Kashmir Valley on at the present time 73 years in the past.
Urging Pakistan to depart the area and explaining the plight of his fellow PoK residents, Sajjad Raja, chairman of National Equality Party, JKGBL, held protests on Thursday exterior the Pakistan High Commission in London.
“Anybody who raises voice against the Pakistani Army and Pakistani occupation is put behind bars, is harassed, is tortured and even killed. We all are living in exile here,” Sajjad Raja instructed India Today.
Pointing to the poor services and infrastructure in POK regardless of being occupied for 73 years by Pakistan, Raja stated: “We want to create awareness and let the world know what’s happening to us We have no basic human rights, we have no fundamental freedoms, we want to tell the world our miseries, our fate, which we are going through for last 73 years and we are pleading them to support us to so we can get rid of this occupation.”
Similar protests have been held on Thursday in entrance of the Pakistani consulates in Manchester, Birmingham and Bradford.
Another occasion was held in London on the ‘Misadventures of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir” on Thursday by Jammu Kashmir Study Centre.
Reflecting on the October 1947 invasion of Kashmir, Burzine Waghmar, member of the Centre for the Study of Pakistan SOAS, London, identified, “how Pakistan, barely two months outdated and teetering on chapter in addition to the fundamental attributes of a functioning state, however determined to launch not a standard struggle however a jihadist operation towards an unbiased kingdom. That Pakistan’s state managers would accomplish that is unsurprising since Jinnah was happy with the truth that Pakistan was based on spiritual nationalism and was the then largest Muslim polity on the planet. That jihad has been an abiding coverage of the institution seven a long time on stays an unquestioned, sacrosanct reality.”
A protest was additionally noticed on Wednesday by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front’s-Belgium department, in entrance of Pakistan Embassy in Brussels-Belgium, towards the unlawful detention of political leaders in PoK and Gilgit Baltistan. They demanded the quick and unconditional launch of those prisoners.
Muhammad Ashfaq Qammar, deputy basic secretary of JKLF Europe Zon, referred to as Pakistan’s transfer to declare Giljit Baltistan as their fifth province “unlawful and unconstitutional”.
“Historically, Giljit Baltistan is part of Jammu and Kashmir. Our calls for are very clear that Pakistan must be implementing the state topic guidelines within the space and launch unconditionally the political prisoners. We need a peaceable settlement of the problem of Jammu and Kashmir and solely the individuals of the area ought to get the fitting to resolve their future,” Muhammad Ashfaq Qammar instructed India Today.
These occasions and protests is perhaps held in numerous elements of Europe however they however their demand was one: elimination of Pakistan from PoK; launch of prisoners and making the world conscious of the human rights violations and atrocities that the residents of the area have been subjected to by Pakistan for the previous 73 years.
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