New York—Hours ahead of Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj’s speech in the United Nations on Monday, scores of Kashmiris held protests in the US and outside the UN office in Geneva.
Call for holding of the demonstrations was given by the united resistance leadership comprising the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani and Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik as part of the protest calendar to draw world’s attention towards the civilian killings by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
The leaders had asked the Kashmiris and the friends of Kashmir freedom struggle to march towards the UN Headquarters and Indian embassies all over the world on the day when India was to speak at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.
Kashmiris settled in the UK, France, Italy and Switzerland gathered near the Broken Chair in front of the UN building in Geneva and raised slogans, condemning the atrocities committed by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
In Los Angeles, the Kashmiri diaspora organised a protest march outside a prominent news organization.
A large number of Kashmiris carried banners with pictures of pellet victims injured during the current uprising and demanded an immediate end to the use of pellet guns in the occupied territory.