A massive demonstration in support of Kashmiris’ freedom movement from Indian occupation is planned to be held today in London. To express support and solidarity with oppressed people of Kashmir, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan and former AJK premier Barrister Sultan Mehmood will participate in the demonstration.
However, the rally will be held from Parliament Square to the Indian High Commission where a strong protest will be staged against Modi-led Hindu nationalist government for committing gross violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir. The rally, in which thousands of people from across Britain are expected to join, will also pass through Trafalgar Square and from the front of Prime Minister’s residence.
The curfew and communication blackout continued across the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region on the 30th consecutive day, In Indian occupied Kashmir on Tuesday (Sep 3). Principal Secretary of occupied Kashmir, Rohit Kansal, confirmed to media that over 4,500 people have been arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA). The law allows the authorities to keep anyone under detention for up to two years without trial.
Kashmir is under strict curfew and restrictions since August 5 when the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status after abrogating Article 370 of its constitution. Markets and schools are also closed for the past one month.
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