Anti-India demos, rallies held in Islamabad, Muzaffarabad

Staff Reporter

Islamabad/Muzaffarabad: An anti-India protest demonstration was held outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to mark India’s Independence Day as a Black Day. Convener of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, Mustafa Muhammad Hussain led the protest demonstration.The participants of the demonstration, expressed concern over the unjustified arrests and continued imposition of restrictions in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir by India. They said India will not be able to suppress the Kashmir liberation movement through military might and other cheap tactics.Hurriyat leaders on the occasion said that Kashmir dispute was an issue concerning the right to self-determination of 1.5 crore Kashmiris recognised by the United Nations, India and Pakistan through the Security Council resolutions. They added that the international dispute could not be termed territorial or bilateral dispute.The speakers said that India was conspiring to convert the Muslim majority of IIOJK into a minority but the people of Kashmir would never allow it to succeed in its nefarious designs. They deplored that India was committing genocide of Kashmiris by killing innocent youth as it was hell bent to change the demography of the occupied territory. They said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri people had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at international level as it was being discussed in all important forums.Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Mehmood Ahmad Saghar, Engineer Mehmood, Sheikh Muhammad Yaqoob, Ishtiaq Hameed, Shamim Shawl, Altaf Ahmad Wani, Nazir Ahmed Karnai, Abdul Majeed Malik, Abdul Majeed Mir, Haji Muhammad Sultan, Imtiaz Wani, Adeel Mushtaq Wani, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Advocate Pervez Ahmad, Syed Kifayat Rizvi, Mir Tahir Masood, Syed Ijaz Ahmad Shah, Hassan Al-Bana, Mian Muzaffar, Daud Khan Yousufzai, Zahid Ashraf, Gulshan Ahmad, Syed Mushtaq, Muhammad Shafi Dar, Manzoor-ul-Haq Butt, Zahid Safi, Rasheed Kazmi, Uzma Gul, Fida Kiyani and Khan Afsar Khan participated in the protest demonstration. Another anti-India protest demonstration was held outside the National Press Club, Islamabad, to mark India’s Independence Day as a black day. It was held under the auspices of various organisatuions including Jammu and Kashmir Right to Self-Determination Movement and Ittehad-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir. Abdul Hameed Lone, Syed Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Syed Ejaz Rahmani, Altaf Hussain Wani, Muhammad Shafi Dar, Abdul Majeed Mir, Zahid Safi, Senator Semi Yazdi, Uzma Hameed Gul, Ambreen, Maria Iqbal Tarana, Khola Khan, Fida Hussain Kayani, Najeeb Ghafoor, Dr Nazia Niaz, Syed Yusuf Ali, Sardar Mazhar, Tayyaba Ibrahim, Sardar Shaukat and Mazhar Iqbal and others participated in the protest demonstration. Meanwhile, the activists of Tehreek-e-Istiqlal Jammu and Kashmir, Refugee Action Committee and Young Mens League held protest demonstrations and rallies in Muzaffarabad to observe India’s Independence Day as a Black Day. The protesters holding posters and banners raised anti-India slogans. The rallies were led by Chairman of Refugees Students Organization and a central leader of J&K Young Mens League, Iqbal Ahmed Khan, and other leaders.