Kashmir Diaspora protest in Toronto
Toronto, Sept 26: The World Kashmir Diaspora Alliance (WKDA), the Friends of Kashmir in Canada (KKC) and the Coalition Against War (CAW) held a protest rally in front of the Consulate General of United States of America at 360 University Avenue, Toronto.
Head WKDA Farooq Papa appealed to the Canadian government to take cognizance of how “Indian democracy has been responding to the peaceful unarmed protests of Kashmiri masses.”
Papa said: “Indian has failed miserably as a democratic country to uphold the minimum standards of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which India is a signatory.”
Papa, according to WKDA spokesperson who briefed the press in Toronto, said that while India was preparing for holding Common Wealth Games in Delhi, Kashmiri civilian population were being “traumatized and cities and towns in Kashmir are converted in garrisons.”
He said the unprecedented day/night curfews, acute shortage of essentials, obstruction in the movement of ambulances, doctors and medical staff, shortage of blood and life saving drugs in hospitals, disruption in telephone and internet services, restrictions on local media and beating of media persons had made the life of common people a hell.
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