London, April 18, 2018 (PPI-OT): A protest demonstration was held at Parliament Square in London on the side-lines of the ongoing Commonwealth Summit to demand right to self-determination for Kashmiris, end to Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and seek justice for the rape and murder victim, eight-year-old Aasifa Bano of Kathua.
People from all walks of life including women and children participated in the protest demonstration. The protesters raised high-pitched slogans in favour of Kashmir’s freedom from India and against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.
Kashmiri diaspora leaders including Shameem Shawl, Asimah Rathor, Barrister Kiran Rathor, Wasim Zafar, Mehboob Bhati, Riyaz Butt, Jabbar Rathor, Shagufta Sofi, Naseem Fatima Butt, Arooj Fatima and Nabeela Asgher Rathor addressed the demonstration. Hurriyat leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi and Zamruda Habib also addressed the protesters over phone from Srinagar. The speakers demanded right to self-determination for the Kashmiris, end to the Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and exemplary punishment for the tormentors of Aasifa.
A roadside roundtable was also organized on the occasion to highlight the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir and different aspects of the Kashmir dispute. The conference was organised by Kashmiri diaspora under the supervision of Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl on the occasion of Commonwealth Summit to register protest on the arrival of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and against brutalities of Indian troops in occupied Kashmir specially the atrocities against the women and children. Members of British Parliament, councillors, jurists and a large number of Kashmiris attended the conference.
Hurriyat leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi and Zamruda Habib telephonically addressed the conference from Srinagar. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi also listened to the speeches of the Hurriyat leaders inside the British Parliament.
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