PoK activists
PoK activists

Protesting PoK activists in UK demand justice for Arif Shahid

ANI | Updated: May 13, 2018 16:18 IST

Bradford [United Kingdom]/ Rawalakot [Pakistan-occupied Kashmir], May 13 (ANI): The fifth death anniversary of popular Kashmiri leader Arif Shahid was observed today by his supporters across the world.
May 13 is observed as the martyrdom day if Shahid, who many believe was eliminated by Pakistan's infamous Inter-state Services Intelligence (ISI) in Rawalpindi in 2013.
Demonstrations and events are being held across Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and parts of Europe and the United Kingdom (UK).
Shahid, 62, the chairman of the All Parties National Alliance (APNA), was killed at his residence in Rawalpindi (Pakistan) by unidentified shooters.
In Rawalakote, people from all walks of life offered their prayers and obeisance to Shahid on his death anniversary and recalled how he championed the cause of freeing Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from the draconian clutches of Islamabad, General Headquarters Rawalpindi and the ISI in particular.
In Bagh district of PoK, activists of United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) held a protest to demand the arrest of Arif Shahid's killers. They also raised slogans against Pakistan for illegally occupying their territory.
People are demanding justice for Arif Shahid as his killers are still at large and no justice has been delivered to the killed leader's family.
The Jammu Kashmir National Independence Alliance (JKNIA) organised a protest outside the Pakistani consulate in Bradford, UK, and raised slogans against Islamabad over denial of justice to Shahid and his next of kin.
They shouted slogans like 'Who killed Arif Shahid? ISI... ISI...' and 'Pakistani forces... out... out...'
In London, the Jammu Kashmir National Awami Party (JKNAP) is organising a candle march protest outside the Pakistan High Commission to demand immediate arrest of the killers of Arif Shahid.(ANI)