CHAKOTHI: To express solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, “India quit Jammu and Kashmir” march has started from Chakothi area of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and will reach Muzaffarabad on February 5, the Kashmir Solidarity Day.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman Uzair Ahmad Ghazali, Vice Chairman Usman Ali Hashim, Khawaja Muhammad Sadiq, Muhammad Ishaq Shaheen, Faisal Farooq and Muhammad Fayyaz Khan are leading the march.
The march is aimed at drawing attention of the United Nations towards Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and the war crimes being perpetrated by Indian troops in the occupied territory. The protesters are marching on foot against the ongoing Indian brutalities in IIOJK and urge the UN to take steps to grant the Kashmiris their right to self-determination.
The participants of the march, holding black flags, are raising high-pitched anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. They are also carrying banners and placards with anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.
Pasban-e-Hurriyat Chairman Uzair Ahmad Ghazali and Usman Ali Hashim, addressing the participants of the march in Chakothi said that the world should take notice of the war crimes being committed by Indian troops in Kashmir.
Other speakers demanded of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to help stop Indian attacks on Islamic rituals and identity in IIOJK. They also expressed concern over the plight of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in different jails of India and the occupied territory and demanded their immediate and unconditional release.