London - Pakistanis and Kashmiris held demonstrations, car rallies, conferences and digital campaign in various cities of the United Kingdom and Europe on August 05 to mark second anniversary of revocation of article 370 and 35A as a Youm-e-Istehsal Kashmir day on the call of Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe and UK.

Kashmir digital campaign was launched in London to expose Indian atrocities committed by the Indian army against innocent Kashmiris in front of the international community. The digital-van started its journey from outside Indian High Commission London and visited landmarks in London. The slogans displayed on the digital van were ‘Kashmir under Indian Siege, Knocking at world conscience’, ‘End illegal Indian occupation of Kashmir’, ‘Kashmir is the most militarised area in the world’, ‘India! Stop genocide in Kashmir’, ‘Hold India accountable for its War Crime’, ‘5th August is a black day for Kashmiris’ and ‘India! Stop killing in Kashmir.’

Tehreek-e-Kashmir Norway held a car rally in Oslo and arranged a demonstration outside Norwegian Parliament. Tehreek-e-Kashmir Denmark held a huge protest outside Indian embassy in Copenhagen. Tehreek-e-Kashmir Scotland held Kashmir Conference chaired by Fakhar Iqbal, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Dundee in Dundee. Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK held a car rally and conference chaired by Fahim Kayani, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, in Birmingham and held demonstration outside Indian High Commission London. 

While addressing car rally, Muhammad Ghalib, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe, said: “We will not call it two years of the abrogation of articles 370 & 35A today but rather call & name it the abrogation of Humanity Day. 

The Indian regime led by fascist Modi imposed brutal curfew in Kashmir on 5th August 2019 to suppress legitimate struggle of Kashmiris against illegal Indian occupation of Kashmir.”

Fahim Kayani, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, said, “Kashmiris of IIOJK were degraded and treated like cattles which had no say but to be locked up in an open prison called Kashmir. Nowhere in history have we heard such a long lockdown with draconian laws which made it possible. Tehreek-e-Kashmir would request the world to unite to highlight these laws which have made atrocities easy in IIOJK.”

While addressing the demonstrators outside Indian embassy in Copenhagen, Adeel Ahmed, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Denmark, said that India has committed war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Under the Geneva Convention and international law, India must be held accountable for these heinous crimes. The cover of impunity given to India should be withdrawn. Against this backdrop, India has no right to sit in the Security Council or preside over it.” 

Addressing the participants of Kashmir rally outside Norwegian Parliament, Shah Hussain, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Norway, said: “Two years ago, India invaded, reoccupied, and besieged the occupied Jammu and Kashmir. 

The occupation continues; the siege continues. In these past two years, thousands of men, boys, and children have been illegally detained and tortured in prison houses and concentration camps.”

Mehmood Sharif, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Italy, Shafiq Tabasam President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Spain, Dr Sohail Ahmed, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Portugal, Farooq Baig, Sec Gen Tehreek-e-Kashmir Germany, Ejaz Ahmed Tahir Ch, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Switzerland, and Riaz Ghuman, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir Hamburg, said, “We have raised the voice of Kashmiris on the world stage and would continue to do so until Kashmiris are allowed to decide their future according to UNSC resolutions.”