Kashmir Council Europe (KC EU) organized a protest demonstration to mark the “Black Day” on 15th August 2017 (Tuesday) in front of Indian Embassy in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium.
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.
Despite of very bad weather and raining, a large number of people from all walks of life including representatives of different organisations in the Belgium and other EU countries attended the demonstration. Participants of the demonstration raised slogan against Indian occupation of Kashmir and brutalities committed by the occupation forces in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK).
On the occasion, chairman Kashmir Council EU Mr Ali Raza Syed said, we gatheredagainst 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 specially youth are being killed in extra judicial operations in IHK but they are even deprived of peaceful demonstrations against the brutalities. Ali Raza Syed declared that Kashmir Council EU would continue peace full struggle for rights of the people of Kashmir.
He added, we shall continue to hold black day on Indian independence day till liberation of Kashmir from Indian occupation.
Other speakers of the gathering also condemned recent killings by Indian forces in Indian Held Kashmir. They called for repeal of draconian laws including the so-called Public Safety Act (PSA) in the held territory. They said that today Kashmiris are closer to the logic fruition of their aspirations to determine their fate as assured by the UN Resolutions.
The demonstrators called for immediate international attention on the existing situation in Indian Held Kashmir. They specially urged that UN should take its responsibility on the issue of Kashmir by taking serious action against Indian atrocities.