Muqbool is beacon of light for Kashmiris, other nations

LONDON: Kashmiris are ready to sacrifice their lives for the sake of freedom from foreign occupation and the torch lit by Muqbool Butt by kissing hanging ropes, Kashmiris will keep it burning with their blood.

These were the views of speakers during a demonstration held outside Indian High Commission on the occasion of 30th martyrdom anniversary of Muqbool Butt, who was hanged by India in Tihar Jail on February 11, 1984. The demonstration was arranged by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader.

After demonstration participants have handed over a memorandum addressed to Indian Prime Minister to Indian High Commissioner by Councilor Mehmood Hussain, Prof Zafar Iqbal, Tariq Sharif, Masoom Ansari, Tehseen Gilani, Sabir Gul and Prof Liaqat Ali.

The memorandum was signed by more than 50 Parliamentarians from British and European Parliament to show solidarity with Kashmiri people.

Parliament who signed the memorandum including Lord Nazir Ahmed, Dr Sajad Karim MEP, Lord Qurban Hussain, Lord William Mackenzi, Sir Gerald Kaufman, MP, Debbie Abraham MP, Shabana Mehmood, Fiona Mactaggart MP, Kelvin Peter Hopkins MP, Gayub Shaker MP, Andrew Stephenson MP, Yasmeen Qureshi MP, John Hemming, Chris Leslie MP, David Nattall, George Galloway, Hillary Bean MP and others.

JKLF leaders said Kashmiris have written a history by sacrificing lives, facing worst human rights violations. Muqbool Butt by kissing the hanging ropes has provide a new life to freedom struggle of Kashmir, as today Kashmiris are struggling hard for their basic right of self-determination.

They said it is moral obligation of world powers to help Kashmiri people to get their inalienable right of self-determination. United Nations should make efforts to implement its resolutions and end the hegemony of India in the region, which is killing human beings like sub-humans.