Kashmir Unrest: Separatist Kashmiri groups hold protests outside UN headquarters

New York: Separatist Kashmiri groups have held demonstrations outside the premises of India's Permanent Mission to the UN protesting against the Indian forces in the Valley and demanding UN intervention in the Kashmir issue.

Guard mans an area after curfew is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir. PTI

Guard mans an area after curfew is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir. PTI

The Kashmir American Council led the three-hour protests on Sunday attended by women and children as well. Holding banners and placards that read 'Indian Forces Out of Kashmir', 'No Democracy Without Self-Determination' and 'Time to Resolve Kashmir Dispute Now', the protesters shouted slogans demanding "freedom" for Kashmir and its people.

The demonstrators also shouted slogans in support of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed this month by Indian forces in Kashmir.

"The US and other western countries must intervene to stop the human rights violations in Kashmir," Shaheen Khalid Butt, Chairman of the Kashmir Mission USA, said.

Ghulam Nabi Fai of World Kashmir Awareness said India and Pakistan must sit at the negotiating table "without any condition from any party" and keep "their horizon open" to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute.

Fai has served two years' imprisonment in the US on the charges of working on behalf of Pakistan's ISI. The protesters, demonstrating a few yards away from the UN headquarters, also demanded intervention by the world body to settle the Kashmir issue.

Updated Date: Jul 18, 2016 13:33 PM

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