Published On: Tue, Oct 28th, 2014 on 12:55 pm

Yorkshire protesters travel to London for Kashmir ‘Million March’

Kashmir Million March London
Kashmir Million March London
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Pro-Pakistan supporters have travelled to London to demand an Indian military siege to be lifted in Kashmir.

According to estimates, tens of thousands protesters took part in the march on 26 October, gathering at Trafalgar Square before marching towards 10 Downing Street.

The lead organiser for travel in the north, Chaudhary Malik, said: “I was extremely happy to see the endless Kashmiri support from the north of England. The success of the protest all went down to the Pakistani and Kashmiri support.”

Kashmir has been part of an on-going dispute between India and Pakistan, and failure to agree on the status of the territory by diplomatic means has brought both countries to war on a number of occasions.

The march was led by Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, a former prime minister of Kashmir, and was supported by British parliamentarian Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham.

Protesters called on the Indian-occupied portion of Kashmir to be given a free vote and called for the United Nations Resolution, dated August 13, 1948, to be implemented.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was booed when he made speeches and bottles were also thrown at him by a dozen protesters.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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