A protest demonstration was held on Friday by Kashmir Council EU on the occasion of Indian Occupation of Kashmir (27th Oct) in front of Indian Embassy in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over are observing Black Day on 27th October to mark the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India.
The peaceful demonstrators led by Kashmir Council Chairman Ali Raza Syed demanded New Delhi to free Kashmir and give right of self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The protesters also dropped a memorandum at the Indian embassy which emphasized that India should end brutalities against the Kashmiris, withdraw its forces from Kashmir and fulfill its promise for right of Sel-determination the people of Kashmir.
A large number of Kashmiris and their supporters attended the demonstration. On the occasion, Ali Raza Syed said, 27th October 1947 is the darkest day in history of Jammu and Kashmir when India in total violation of all international norms and democratic values landed its troops in the state against the will of people.
He said, Indian claims for being largest democracy of the world but it refuses the democratic rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir as its illegal occupation and atrocities against the people are continued. He said, peace in Kashmir is connected to the whole region. If Kashmir is witness of peace, the whole region would be witness of peace and prosperity.
Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed said that Kashmiri nation is not ready to compromise on their right to self determination.
Other speakers said, we simply want to convey a message to Indian state and government that there is no point in glorifying the democracy if people are living in miseries under the might of the gun.
The protesters said, India is the so-called “biggest” democracy of the world because New Delhi continues its illegal rule on Kashmir through ruthlessly suppressing the democratic rights of Kashmiris and continuously killing the innocent Kashmiri people as well.
The protesters also raised slogans in favour of Kashmir’s movement for freedom and against Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.