LONDON – Europe and the UK on Friday was buzzing with slogans for freedom of Kashmir from illegal Indian occupation. Several rallies, demonstrations and conferences organised by Tehreek-e-Kashmir were held to mark Kashmir Exploitation Day” in view of India’s illegal and unilateral actions taken in 2019.
Besides, digital campaigns were held in various cities of the UK to highlight war crimes, crimes against humanity inflicted by New Delhi in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIoJK.)
Fahmi Kayani, president of Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK said in a statement that Kashmir rallies and conferences were held in Oslo, Birmingham, Glasgow , London, Copenhagen, Nottingham, Barcelona and Brescia on the day of exploitation of Kashmir.
“Kashmiris will never accept dismemberment of IIoJK,” said Kayani, “that is why Kashmiris and their allies are out on roads demonstrating against India in Europe and the UK.”
He said India is an illegal occupier and land grabber in IIoJK and “it is just matter of time that international community will hold New Delhi accountable for her inhuman actions.”
India on August 05, 2019 re-annexed Kashmir, removed the so-called special provisions under Articles 370 and 35A of its constitution which applied IIoJK.
The Indian military regime also divided IIoJK into two zones with direct control from offices of fascist Narendra Modi.
One million Indian forces are deployed in IIoJK which have been accused of using rape as weapon of war, mass arbitrary arrests, custodial killings, enforced disappearances, torture and killings with no accountability.
“Kashmiris have never accepted these so-called special provisions… Kashmiris rejected India in 1047, 1965, 1971, 1987, 1990, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2016 and 2022,” Kayani said.
Urging the UN and powerful countries including the US, the UK and the European Union to take notice of India’s belligerent actions in Kashmir, Kayani said: “diaspora slautes resilience of Kashmiris in IIoJK for showing steadfastness and courage to fight back more than one million occupying Indian forces.”
Muhammad Ghalib, president Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe, said that time has come to push forward the freedom movement in IIoJK.
“There is an urgent need to formalize joint strategy among the Kashmiri diaspora groups in consultation with Kashmiri resistance leadership to fight Indian inhuman actions,” he said.
After imposing graveyard silence in IIoJK, Hanif Raja MBE President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Scotland said, “India was now going after Kashmiris and their allies in diaspora.”
“We will fail attempts of India to mislead international community by holding farce seminars and conferences to show India in good light,” he said. “The truth is that India is an illegitimate and coward military occupier in Kashmir and Kashmiris will force it out of their homeland.”
Referring to political prisoners of IIoJK, Shah Hussain, who leads Tehreek-e-Kashmir in Norway, Kashmiris need to sit and formulate a legal case against India to free the political prisoners.
“There is no weight in fake cases lodged by India against the Kashmiris resistance leadership,” he said. “These cases cannot with stand international scrutiny and Kashmiris in diaspora along with their allies must take legal opinion and file cases against India in their respective countries.”
“We have to build and then sustain pressure on India and that is possible after joint efforts,” he said.
A delegation of Tehreek-e-Kashmir Spain led by Shafiq Tabasam also met with Catalonian members of parliament.
Tabasam explained to Catalonian lawmakers the case of Kashmir for right to self-determination.
“Kashmiris, come what may, will fight to achieve the right to determine their future,” he said.
“The only impediment to use this right as given by the UN to Kashmiris is arrogance and blockade imposed by India,” Tabasam said. “The European countries must stop looking India with a soft image; India is a rogue nation which has no respect for international law.”
Adeel Ahmed Asi President Tehreek e Kashmir Denmark,
Ch Babar Warriach President Tehreek e Kashmir Italy , Fazal Ahmed Qadari President APCC , Raja Javed Ex Overseas Minister AJK, Farooq ul Qadari , Shoaib Abbasi President TeK Nottingham , Ch Ikram ul Haq President TeK Birmingham , Khawajah Muhammad Sulieman Chair KIRC TeK UK and Rehana Ali info Sec TeK UK held programs to highlight Kashmir case.
“Kashmiris are fight a war of liberation,” they said in separate statements issued at the programs. “This is a long battle which needs discipline and steadfastness among our ranks.”
The Tehreek-e-Kashmir leaders in Europe also paid tributes to Kashmiri martyrs, resistance activists and political prisoners.
“Shaheed Syed Ali Geelani, Shaheed Ashraf Sehrai are our role models and diaspora groups must highlight their role in the freedom struggle,” they added.