BIRMINGHAM, Aug 16 (SABAH): Thousands of Pakistanis and Kashmiris took to the streets of various cities of the United Kingdom and Europe to commemorate 15th August, India’s Independence Day, as Kashmir’s Black day on the call of Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK and Europe.
The largest Kashmir March was held in Birmingham. Thousands of pro Kashmir supporters gathered outside Birmingham City Council House and marched towards the Indian consulate. The protesters chanted slogans against Indian occupation and brutalities while shaming India’s fake democracy.
President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK ,Fahim Kayani presented a resolution adopted by the organisers that highlighted the solution to the Kashmir conflict must be according to the United Nations resolutions with an end to the mass gross human rights violations, the return of civil liberties and the release of political prisoners.
British MP Tahir Ali reaffirmed his commitment to highlighting the issue of Kashmir at every level, and representing the suppressed voices from IOK. Former MEP Phil Bennion praised TEK’s commitment to unity and persistence in presenting the cause of Kashmir while condemning the brutal BJP regime.
WKFM President Muzzammil Ayyub Thakur stressed upon the important role of diaspora to represent the ground narrative by using every resource available, particularly social media.
While addressing the March Carol Turner, Stop the war coalition said that India cannot be a democracy while subjugating the people of Indian occupied Kashmir.
Jae Robinson Chair Unite community Birmingham, Ian Scott President Birmingham trade council,Fazal Ahmed Qadari Patron in Chief APKICC; Khawajah Muhammad Suleman founding member of TeK UK, Alistair Socialist worker party ,Mushtaq Hussain Coordinator March TeK UK, Stuart Richardson STWC,Yousaf Farooq Youth Leader TeK UK and Aleeza Haini Mehmood Youth Leader TeK UK condemned the barbarity perpetuated by the fascist Modi Govt and supported the call for the right of self determination.
Before marching towards Indian consulate President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe, Muhammad Ghalib thanked all participants and pledged to keep alive the sacrifices of the people in Indian Occupied Kashmir by regularly holding events on key dates in Kashmir’s history. Placards and banners described the atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir with protestors chanting freedom slogans and condemning the Indian occupation and its machinery.
Farooq Baig , Secretary General Tehreek-e-Kashmir Germany led the Protest in Bremen.
Rehana Ali, Information secretary Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK led the protest outside Indian High Commission London, Adeel Ahmed President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Denmark led the protest in Copenhagen. Hafiz Muhammad Azad , Secretary General Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK led the Kashmir car rally in Bradford.