Kashmir Killings: NRKs hold protest in Washington
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Washington, Aug 10: Kashmiri Americans held a peace rally outside the Indian Embassy here to register their protest against the recent killings and human rights violations perpetrated by the police and other armed forces in Kashmir.
The participants reminded the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh of his promise of zero tolerance on human rights abuses saying “it not seen the light of the day” and urged the US president, Barack Obama to depute a special envoy on Kashmir.
The protestors carrying placards and shouting pro-freedom slogans demanded self-determination; India Honor UN Pledges; Stop Killings of Peaceful Protesters; Stop State Terrorism in Kashmir; Kashmiris Demand Right to Life.
The participants asked India to allow the people of Kashmir to choose their political destiny.
“We demand that armed forces should stop killings and the Government of India should agree to an impartial investigation into these and other rights violations. To resolve this outstanding dispute (Kashmir) between India and Pakistan, the international community in general, and the United States in particular and the full leadership of the people of J&K must be involved for lasting peace in South Asia,” Kashmir American Counci, Executive Director Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai said.
Other speakers also condemned the killings and called for an immediate halt to these. They pledged support the Kashmir cause till the people achieve their right to self-determination.
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