Brussels :(APS)Kashmir Council Europe (KC EU) held a protest demonstration to mark the “Black Day” on 15th August 2015 (Saturday) in front of Indian Embassy in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium. Despite of heavy rain and storm, the demonstrators remain stood in the gathering and raised slogans against brutalities committed by Indian forces in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK)..
It is important to mention that Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observe the Indian Independence Day as “Black Day’’ on Aug 15 every year.
The protest demonstration of Brussels led by Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed, was attended by representatives of different organisations in the Belgium and a large number of Kashmiris, Pakistanis and other people from different walks of life and as well children. A delegation of Sikh Community headed by Gurdial Sinkh also participated in the protest.
On the occasion, Ali Raza Syed said, we gathered here to highlight our voice against human rights violations committed by New Delhi in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK).
Expressing solidarity with the people of IHK, Mr. Ali Raza Syed determined that the peaceful struggle for liberation of Kashmir would be continued. Showing serious concerns on the current situation in IHK, Chairman Kashmir Council EU said, people in IHK are even deprived of peaceful demonstrations. He also condemned the killings civilians at control of Kashmir by Indian forces.
The protestors also handed over a memorandum to the authorities of Indian embassy which called the Indian Prime Minister to put an end to its state terrorism and withdraw the Army within the civilian population of entire state of Jammu and Kashmir , immediately repeal draconian laws ASPA and PSA , release all political prisoners forthwith, restore to the people their right of peaceful association, assembly and demonstration, to ensure unconditional freedom of travel to and from of all Kashmiri expatriate leadership, to allow access to major national and international human rights NGOs and human rights organizations to the state of Jammu &Kashmir , to ensure that various shades of Kashmiri political and civil society participate at all negotiations pertaining to their political future .
The memorandum also demanded India to return the remains of Maqbool Butt Shaheed and Afzal Guru Shaheed to to their families for a proper burial in Kashmir.
The implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Kashmir and the UN Charter, on the right to self-determination of Kashmiri people were also on the list of the demands made in the letter.