JKLF presented a letter of protest to the Indian high commissioner in London
The members of JKLF UK Zone picketed outside the Indian High Commission in
London and presented
a letter of protest to the Indian high commissioner against the desecration of
holy Quran and Killings of innocent protesters in Gool, Ramban area of Jammu
Below is the text of the letter of protest which was presented to the high Commissioner.
His Excellency, Dr J Bhagwati
Indian High Commissioner in the
Dated: 22 July 2013
Dear Dr Bhagwati
Re: The abominable outrage of the desecration of the Holy Quran and the Gool massacre of peaceful protesters on
Your Excellency if entering in to a mosque and desecration of the Holy Quran, beating up of people at prayers in the Holy month of Ramadan was not enough, the Border Security force-BSF -a paramilitary force deployed in huge numbers by the Indian Government in Kashmir - killed six innocent Kashmiris who had come out to protest peacefully against this abominable outrage perpetrated by the BSF in the Gool area of Ramban district in Jammu on Thursday 18 July 2013.
This protest note lodged through your Excellency by the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front-JKLF- today is to express and put on record our strong condemnation and utter disgust of the cowardly and callous actions of the BSF in Gool, and to convey deep hurt and anguish of Kashmiris in Britain, over the desecration of the Holy Quran and the killing of six innocent civilians.
Your Excellency such outrages committed by Indian forces have become a norm in
Gool massacre is the latest chapter-and alas will not be the last- in the ongoing state oppression and violence unleashed against Kashmiris by over 700,000 Indian military and paramilitary forces particularly since 1988 that has resulted in deaths of tens of thousands of men, women, children, young and old alike as well as disappearance of hundreds of Kashmiri youth.
Indeed since the unpardonable action of the BSF in Gool on 18 July, further deaths and injuries are reported across various towns and hamlets of Jammu Kashmir with imposition of curfew, curtailing of internet and phone services.
Kashmiri leadership is prevented to meet and console the aggrieved in their hour of sorrow. MrYasin Malik Chairman of the JKLF and other prominent leaders like Syed Ali Gilani and Shabir Shah has been put under arrest.
Your Excellency Kashmir is a political issue whose future status is yet to be decided upon with reference to the unfettered expression and will of 20 million Kashmiris across both sides of the Line of Control-LoC- that arbitrarily divides Jammu Kashmir between
Inevitably the way forward for a peaceful solution on the future status of Jammu Kashmir is through dialogue. Your Excellency
In the meantime your Excellency, it remains to be seen as a test of the criminal justice system and democracy in
On behalf of and for the JKLF
Zafar Khan: Head of JKLF’s Diplomatic Bureau
Azmat .A. Khan: President of the JKLF in the
Mahmud Hussain Snr. V president of the JKLF in the
Tehsin Gilani: General Secretary of the JKLF in the
Sabir Gul: Organiser of the JKLF in the
Ali Asghar: Finance Secretary of the JKLF in the
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