SRINAGAR: Non Resident Kashmiris (NRKs) would hold a protest outside the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) building against “Indian brutalities” in Kashmir on the day Indian foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, is scheduled to address the assembly.
The announcement was made by former prime minister of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry during a presser in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Tuesday, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported.
“India has been committing grave human rights violations in held Kashmir for 72 days and killing innocent Kashmiri women and children in the Valley. Kashmiris from all over the world would unmask Indian brutality before the world community,” he was quoted as saying in the report.
Chaudhry, who is also president of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in PaK, said the participants of the rally would be carrying Kashmiri flags.
They would express “complete solidarity” with Kashmiris, who were “waging a heroic struggle to achieve their cherished goal”, he said, adding that the permission for the protest demonstration had already been sought.
“This time the demonstration would be even bigger than the million march held by Kashmiris in New York last year,” he said.
Chaudhry said protest rallies would also be organised in several European cities, including in London, Brussels, Paris and Hague, the same day.
“We are also trying to stage a demonstration outside the Indian High Commission in Canada or Canadian parliament in protest against Indian human rights violations in held Kashmir,” he stated, asking the world community to play its due role in persuading India to give Kashmiris their right to self-determination.
Kashmiris, he said, were determined to continue with their struggle till its logical conclusion.