British MPs join Kashmiri diaspora’s call to condemn women’s rights violations by India in IIOJK 

London, March 09, 2022 (PPI-OT):British lawmakers joined Kashmiri diaspora and their allies on International Women’s Day to urge Government of the UK to force India to halt its inhuman actions and end its occupation over Jammu and Kashmir.

Several British lawmakers joined Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK at 10 Downing Street to submit a petition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging his government to speak about human rights violations including violation of women’s rights in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The petition, signed by British parliamentarians and the general public, includes reports prepared by various independent and non-governmental international organizations on the violence perpetrated by Indian occupying forces on Kashmiri women and urges Boris government to use its influence to halt Indian genocide of Kashmiris.

British lawmakers including Afzal Khan, Liam Byrne, Imran Hussain, Paul Blomfield, Gill Furniss, Muhammad Yasin, Khalid Mehmood, Tahir Ali and Yasmin Qureshi joined Kashmiri delegation led by Fahim Kayani, president Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK, besides Rehana Ali, Sheni Hamid and Soraya Boyd and Raja Muhammad Azad.

“Every day, Indian occupying forces violate the dignity of our daughters, sisters and mothers in IIOJK,” said Fahim Kayani, president of TeK UK. He said the presence of one million Indian troops in a foreign territory i.e. IIOJK is itself violation of all human and fundamental rights of that territory.

“Indian forces have committed innumerable cases of molestation and other anti-women acts. This occupying force has turned in to a beast that is engaged in mass acts of violence against Kashmiri women,” Kayani said.

British lawmakers called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to use his good offices and hold India accountable. “The UK has the power and influence to halt Indian actions in Kashmir and allow Kashmiris to decide their political fate,” they said.

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