Birmingham, UK: The digital campaign to highlight the grass human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) was launched here outside Birmingham City Council House, Victoria Square. The campaign was organized by Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) United Kingdom (UK).
During the two hours digital campaign President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) Sardar Masood Khan said that India has been committing crimes against the humanity in IOJ&K.
“People in IOJ&K are not ready to accept anything except right of self-determination. World must fulfill their pledge with the Kashmiris which they did with them under the banner of United Nations while passing the resolutions to allow Kashmiris to decides about their political future,” President Khan added.
Chairman Public Accounts Committee and assembly member AJ&K Abdur Rashid Turabi said that India martyred more than one lakh Kashmiris since 1989 but failed to break the resilience of Kashmiris.
“The world powers and UK must take the notice of rising human rights violations in IOJ&K and put pressure over the New Delhi to settle the Kashmir dispute as per the wishes of Kashmiris,” Turabi added.
President TeK Europe Muhammad Ghalib said that Kashmiris are fighting against the biggest armies of the world and will never compromise on their basic rights. He said the removal of Article 370 and 35A was the biggest mistake of India and it will not save Hindu extremists country from disintegration.
“Kashmiris are not begging they want their basic rights granted by UN and world must come forward to implement the resolutions and give Kashmiris chance to decide about their future,” Ghalib added.
President TeK UK Raja Fahim Kayani said that through the digital campaign the Kashmiris and Pakistanis settled in UK want to express solidarity with the valiant people of IOJ&K saying since August 5, 2019 whole IOJ&K is under siege and nobody knows what is happening there.
Kayani said that during the lock down Kashmiris suffered more than 76 billion rupees loss as there was no business and every kind of trade and travel was banned by the Indian government.
“From August 5 to November 2019 more than 10 thousand political activists were arrested under black law Public Safety Act (PSA). India not only arrested the pro-freedom leaders but also detained pro-India politicians that shows how India was behind the structured human rights violations and the world must take the notice of such highhandedness of India to suppress the indigenous people’s movement,” Kayani added.
Kashmiris he said have never accepted India's forcible and illegal occupation of their motherland. “The valiant people of Kashmir have yet again refused to accept this forced annexation and bifurcation of the state took place on August 5,2019”, adding that this autocratic, undemocratic and unlawful move by the Indian state has only increased the level of public resentment against the occupation. Kayani said that amendments in the state’s domicile law have evoked strong reactions from people hailing from IOJ&K. He said that even the Dogra and Hindu community, who feel that they were betrayed by India have raised their revolt against the induction of new laws in IOJ&K.
The TeK UK President Kayani said that the digital vans will be driven in major cities of the UK especially London and Birmingham.