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Kashmiri to hold Million March in London on Oct 26

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(London-AlummahWorld, Dhul-AlHijjah 28, 1435, 22 Oct 2014) Kashmiri expatriates in UK preparing to launch a Million March in London on 26 October, seeking a peacefull resolution of longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmiri organizations in the UK unitedly urdging all Kashmiris, Pakistanis and other British citizen to join the Million March and express solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their freedom to end Indian occupation of their land.

Every year, Kashmiri and Pakistanis commomorate 26 October as a Black Day. On 26 October 1947, illeagal and illegitimate accession of  Jammu and Kashmir was signed between Maharaja Hari Singh and Indian which in real terms constituted as Indian occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. Since then, Kashmiri people are struggling for their freedom of vote and independence.

Former Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) prime minister Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry announced that “Million March” will be held on October 26 in London as scheduled for seeking a just and peaceful resolution of longstanding Kashmir issue.

Addressing a rally in London’s Walthamstow, he said the Indian government was afraid of the march and was making efforts for its cancellation but Indian demand has been rejected by the British government to uphold freedom of expression in the United Kingdom (UK).

Barrister Sultan said instead, the British government has urged India and Pakistan to settle Kashmir issue through meaningful dialogue as it has become a flash point between the two neighbouring countries.

The gathering expects to see thousands of people rally through central London in protest against India's human rights violations in Kashmir. According to mredia reports, over 20 British parliamentarian are also expected to participate in the million march.

The rally on October 26 will begin at London's Trafalgar Square and end at Prime Minister David Cameron's office at 10 Downing Street where a petition would be submitted asking Britain to push India into resolving the Kashmir gridlock.