Pro-Kashmir protests held in Asia, Europe

Srinagar, July 24, 2016 (PPI-OT): Unabated protests are being organized across the globe including some Indian states against the killing of Kashmiri people by Indian forces.

The protesters are urging international community to put pressure on India to stop innocent killings and have a permanent solution to the long-pending Kashmir dispute. The Kashmir Study Forum, Sri Lanka, along with Pakistani and Sri Lankan community organized a peaceful demonstration in front of the United Nation Office at Baudaloka Mawatha in Sri Lanka to highlight the recent upsurge in extrajudicial killing and human rights violation in Kashmir by the Indian forces. The participants expressed their grave concern over the ongoing killings of civilians by Indian forces in the towns and villages of Kashmir.

Since 8th July, 2016, forces have killed over 50 innocent Kashmiris and injured over 4,000 while the authorities imposed ban on print and electronic media and snapped mobile services following the death of Hizb commander Burhan Mufaffar Wani.

The participants urged the Secretary General of the United Nations to encourage, facilitate and support efforts leading to a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions.

They also urged the United Nations for immediate end to draconian laws such as Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA), Public Safety Act and Armed Forces Special Power Act.

A memorandum with thousands of signatures urging UN to play role to settle the unresolved dispute on UN agenda since 1947 was also handed over to the UN office.

A signature campaign was also launched to raise awareness, encourage advocacy and to emphasize the centrality of the resolution of Kashmir dispute to the lasting peace and prosperity of South Asia.

A protest demonstration against the Indian atrocities was also held in Paris, the Capital of France. A large number of Kashmiris and Pakistani community participated in the demonstration.

Kashmiri leader, Hassan Al-Banna addressing the protest rally denounced the continued Indian terrorism in occupied Kashmir and demanded of the United Nations to take solid steps for ending Indian cruelties in the territory.

Meanwhile, Non-Resident Kashmiris (NRKs) also help protests in Germany and Sweden.

The protesters raised slogans against India state terrorism in the occupied territory and asked world bodies to investigate grave human rights violations in Kashmir.

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