LONDON: Members of British Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora held a demonstration in front of the Indian High Commission in central London to observe the “Burhan Wani Day”. They observed 8th July as “Burhan Wani Day, a Resistance Day”. The protesters followed the Covid 19 guidelines as set by the UK government. Due to Covid-19, the number of demonstrators was limited since police did not allow more people.
Raja Fahim Kayani, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK stated, that the international community must play its role in forcing India in lifting the inhuman curfew restrictions in occupied Kashmir, and now is the time to impose economical sanctions on India, because India has violated the universal declaration of human rights, and the UN security council resolutions on Kashmir.
Raja Sikandar Khan, Chairman Global Kashmir & Pakistan Council stated, that today we are here to show our support and solidarity for the freedom struggle of the innocent people of J&K. We are stood in solidarity in commemorating the 4th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Burhan Wani who gave the supreme sacrifice of his life, for the liberation of his motherland from the Indian manacles.
Soraya Boyd CEO-Founder Facilitate Global said that the right to self determination is the sovereign inalienanle right of all Kashmiris.
Rehana Ali, Director International Human Rights Voice of Victims stated, that women and children have been targeted during the Kashmir conflict to inflict torture. Azam Farooq, Secretary General Tehreek e Kashmir UK Midland Zone stated, that the image of a three year old child, who was sat on top of the murdered body of his grandfather, shot by Indian forces, has sent shock waves throughout the region.
Former AJK minister Riaz Mehmood said that Kashmir struggle has entered into new phase after the death of burhan wani shaheed. India should read writing on the wall Indian army has been deafted in Kashmir.
Cllr Ishrat Shah said that Kashmir issue is the longest unresolved issue in the United Nations and it is the responsibility of the UN to implement the resolutions on Kashmir.
Raja Ishaq, Muslim Conference, Ch Tariq Pakistan Patriotic Front, Ch Shaban, Tehreek e Insaf AJK, Dil Pazir, Habib Jaan, Ch Muhammad Shabir ,Amin Jalal ,Many Leaders of religious institutions & various political parties participated to commomerate “Burhan Wani Day”, as a Resistance Day.