Observing a "Black Day", Kashmiris living in Scotland staged a rally near the Scottish Parliament on Friday, condemning Indian aggression in the held-Kashmir.
Kashmir remains unresolved dispute on United Nations agenda for the longest period and as a matter of fact is a black spot on the world body which somehow has not been able to implement its own resolutions and miserably failed to force India to grant the Kashmiris their fundamental right of self-determination in accordance with its own solemn commitments made decades back.
Maleeha Lodhi said the worldwide community must hold India accountable for the grave human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, today framed a four-point resolution jointly to be passed by the people on the October 27 the day when Indian army landed in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.
In a separate message, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid tribute to the sacrifices of Kashmiris and reiterated "unflinching and steadfast moral, diplomatic and political support for the just cause of the people of Jammu & Kashmir". The authorities have deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength in Srinagar and other major towns to stop people from staging anti-India protests.
The JRL said that since then the occupational forces are unleashing atrocities and cruelties upon Kashmiri nation to supress the peaceful voices and till now more than six lakh people had been killed by these brute forces, ten thousand innocent people killed in custody and equal number subjected to forced custodial disappearance.
Senior Minister AJK Tariq Farooq said the people of Kashmir would continue their legal and genuine struggle to break the shackles of slavery.
A new wave of state terrorism engulfed the Kashmiris, especially women when incidents of braid chopping started happening in the valley. For them, this darkness can only end by an end to occupation.
Its ruler, the Maharaja, however, on October 27, 1947, acceded to India through an improper and illegal instrument of accession and on the same day, India winched its forces to Srinagar and occupied the valley.