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Published:December 11th, 2012 12:02 EST
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Gathered in Front of Indian High Commission in London

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Gathered in Front of Indian High Commission in London

By SOP newswire2


A protest outside the Indian High Commission in London on 10 December 2012 on the occasion of World Human Rights Day by JKLF UK, highlighted the continued Human Rights Violations in Kashmir by Indian Armed forces. Members and supporters of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), along with the supporters of the Kashmiri cause gathered in front of Indian High Commission in London where they shouted slogans against Human Rights abuses by Indian troops in Kashmir. The demonstrators were holding play cards and banners highlighting the deteriorating human rights situation in Kashmir. The objective of the protest was to draw world attention towards the recent life sentences given to Kashmiri youth in Indian Held Kashmir.

The protesters called on the Indian government to immediately release all political. They also called on the international community the check the excesses that the Indian occupation forces have unleashed on the people of Kashmir over the last over two decades.

On 3rd December, 2012, a kangaroo court in Jammu awarded life sentences to two Kashmiris Sheikh Nazir Ahmed and Shoukat Ahmed, who had both spent nearly 15 years in Indian jails without trial after being arrested in 1990s. They were released on bail over 7 years ago but rearrested recently and awarded life imprisonment. Two weeks ago, another Kashmiri, Dr Qasim Faktoo was sentenced to life imprisonment under similar circumstance.

A memorandum was also presented to Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh. The memorandum highlighted that the iron fisted policy of Indian administration along with draconian laws continued to increase the possibility of blatant and unbridled violations of human rights. Saying that repression is not the answer to the popular sentiments of the people, the Kashmiri community representatives urged Indian government to pay heed to the saner voices with in India that were recognizing.

The protest was well attended by functionaries of JKLF from all major cities of UK including Mahmood Hussain, Zafar Khan, Syed Tahseen Gilani, Khan Farooq Khan, Tariq Sharif, Mahmood Faiz; Sanawar Hussain, Kaman Afsar, Sabir Gul, Malik Latif, Khawaja Latif, Ahsan Ansari, Zafran Mirza, Chaudry Liaqat, Tanveer Malik, Raja Ayub and many representatives of other political organisations in UK.