Thousands gathered outside Indian High Commission to mark India’s Independence day as black day

LONDON, Aug 15 (APP):Thousands of British Pakistani and Kashmiri community held a big demonstration outside the Indian High Commission London, on Thursday afternoon also joined by Sikh community to mark India’s independence day as “Black day”.

The rally was led by Lord Nazir Ahmed and Raja Najabat Hussain, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Self Determination Movement International and other Kashmiri leaders.

Members of Parliament, Councillors and Lords also expressed their solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir who were struggling for their inalienable right to self-determination and freedom from Indian yoke.

According to observers, this was one of the largest protest gathering by British-Pakistanis, Kashmiris and Sikh community in the city, people from all walks of life and political parties gathered outside the Indian House London.

The participants strongly condemned the Indian forces atrocities being perpetrated against innocent people of Indian occupied Kashmir to crush their indigenous struggle to the right of self-determination granted to them by the United Nation Security Council.

The participants of the rally urged the international community including the United Kingdom to play its vital role to stop India massive violation of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir and immediately implement the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir to enable the people of Kashmir to decide their future destiny through UN-sponsored plebiscite.

The participants rejected the Indian government’s recent scrapping of Articles 370 and 35 A in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and termed it an attempt to alter the demographic structure of the occupied region.

They also condemned the complete blackout in occupied Kashmir by India.

The participants raised anti-India, anti-Modi and pro-freedom slogans.