BIRMINGHAM: India for the 68 years decades has illegally occupied Kashmir by using brutal force against the Kashmiri nation and it is also hoodwinking the world opinion and seeking permanent seat in UN Security Council. Sham-polls being conducted in Indian occupied Kashmir by India are nothing but a drama to misguide world community and Kashmiri nation has categorically rejected these elections.
These were unanimous views of demonstrators outside the Indian Consulate. The demonstration was organized by All Parties Kashmir Coordination Committee (APKCC) against the sham-polls being conducted in Kashmir by India. The demonstrators were led by President APKCC Raja Amjid Khan while leadership of all components of APKCC participated in the demonstration. The prominent among the Kashmiri leadership were Muhammad Ghalib, Allama Fazal Ahmed Qadri, Nazir Qureshi, Faheem Kayani, Chaudhry Khadim Hussain, Chaudhry Shaban, Chaudhry Dilpazeer, Raja Haq Nawaz Janbaz, Chaudhry Zafar, Councillor Chaudhry Muhammad Fazil, Raja Ishaq Sabir, Naib Hussain Mughal, Chaudhry Muhammad Haneef, Chaudhry Ishtiaq Lehrri, Chaudhry Qurban, Chaudhry Ashfaq, Chaudhry Muhammad M’alik, Nazim Gujjar, Muhammad Tanveer, Chaudhry Suhail Iqbal Wafa, Raja Shahpal, Chaudhry Zafar Iqbal, Irshad Aziz, Sahubzada Rafiq Chishti, Fida Hussain Charli, Chaudhry Shakeel, Chaudhry Aslam, Chaudhry Ghafoor Khadak.
Kashmiris have rejected these polls and demanded from the world community to take serious note of increasing human rights violations in Kashmir. These elections are no substitute to right of self-determination of Kashmiri nation as enshrined in UN Charter, its resolutions and promised by Indian leadership, they added.
These elections under Indian Constitution have no meaning and value and world community has also rejected these polls besides Kashmiris, they said.
The demonstrators condemned the detention of Hurriyat leaders saying India by using brutal force and negative tactics cannot suppress the Kashmiri opinion of freedom from Indian occupation.
The demonstrators presented a protest memorandum in Indian Consulate Birmingham.