Anti-Pakistan protests held in London by Kashmiris (Source: Facebook post by activist Shabir Choudhry)
Anti-Pakistan protests held in London by Kashmiris (Source: Facebook post by activist Shabir Choudhry)

Kashmiris hold protest in London against Pakistan’s ‘frauds’

ANI | Updated: Feb 06, 2019 18:51 IST

London [UK], Feb 06 (ANI): Slamming Pakistan for organising so-called ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ on Tuesday, scores of expatriate Kashmiris staged a protest outside the British Prime Minister’s office here to expose Islamabad’s “frauds”.
The protesters held placards which read: “No Pakistan, We stand against foreign occupation of Kashmir’, ‘Abolish terrorist charges against human rights activists in Gilgit Baltistan’ (part of Jammu and Kashmir which is under Pakistan occupation),’ and ‘Restore state subject in Gilgit-Baltistan’.
Shabir Choudhry, who organised the protest on Tuesday, posted videos of the demonstration on Facebook with the caption: “Outside Downing Street protesting on ‘Fraud Day’.”
“Fraud day and our response,” he wrote in another caption, while referring to their protest against the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ organised by Pakistan on Tuesday.
Choudhry wrote that a “Kashmiri journalist highly praised our effort of exposing the fraud day in London today. He said, now the Pakistani establishment and their puppets know that they will be peacefully challenged at every level and in every country.”
He posted the message from the unidentified Kashmiri journalist: ‘Dr Shabir Choudhry, you and all those who gathered outside the Downing Street to protest and expose the Pakistani drama are brave and true patriots. This drama is staged every year on 5 February by spending millions of pounds to fool people of Jammu and Kashmir. You people have proved that you are true sons of the soil, and have exposed those who have become collaborators or passive watchers.”
In his reply to the journalist, Choudhry wrote, ‘Thank you for acknowledging our contribution....We have done, what we thought was our duty to protect and promote interests of people of Jammu and Kashmir.’
Brussels-based leader of United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) Jamil Maqsood appreciated the protest, saying, “Great Kashmiri expatriate and comrades who have come out to expose frauds of Pakistan since 1947.” (ANI)