JKLF Holds Protest Rally in London


SRINAGAR: To mark the 29th anniversary of hanging of Kashmiri leader Maqbool Bhat, JKLF in Britain organized a protest rally in front of Indian High commission in London. 

Despite severe cold, hundreds of people including women and children from different cities of United Kingdom joined the protest. 

Protesters shouted slogans like “Stop Killings in Kashmir”, “Handover remains of Maqbool Bhat”, “Handover body of Afzal Guru” and in favour of complete independence of Jammu Kashmir. 

Three British Parliamentarians including Simon Donczuk MP, Lord Nazir Ahmed and Lord Qurban Hussain also joined the protesters.

A petition signed by 38 British Parliamentarians was also presented to the officials of the high commission on this occasion. The petition asked the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to handover the mortal remain of Maqbool Butt Shaheed to his relatives for proper burial.

Speaking on this occasion, JKLF in Britain, Prof Azmat Khan, condemned the Indian government decision to hang an innocent man, Afzal Guru, over the parliamentary attack case and called it a ‘mockery of justice’, and said that Afzal Guru was framed by Indian security services people and denied due legal process because they needed a scapegoat.

He paid rich tributes to Maqbool Butt Shaheed and said that the only way forward for Kashmiri nation is to follow the teachings in practical terms and the ideology of this great Kashmiri leader.

Other JKLF leaders who also spoke on this occasion and paid tributes to Shaheed Maqbool Butt include Cllr Mahmood Hussain, Masoom Ansari, Riaz Butt, Aslam Mirza, Nazam Bhatti, Malik Latif Khan, Syed Tahseen Gilani, Sabir Gul, Malik Mushtaq, Khan Farooq Khan, Kaman Afsar etc.

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