Protests erupted against Narendra Modi-led Hindu nationalist Indian government for its unilateral move to revoke the special status of Kashmir at UNESCO headquarters, Paris. The Indian Prime Minister was greeted with “Modi terrorist” slogans as he arrived.
The joint protest demonstration was organised by the Kashmir Council Europe, overseas Pakistanis, and the Sikh community.
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‘Modi terrorist’, “Long Live Kashmir” and “Long Live Khalistan” were the slogans raised by the protesters.
Kashmir Council EU has arranged peaceful protest camps, demonstrations and other gatherings in different places of Brussels.
“The international community must come together to call for their human rights to be respected. History has shown time and again that force cannot be used to permanently subdue people. The only course of action is to listen to their wishes and respect them,” said KashmirCouncil EU in a statement.
Protests also erupted in different parts of Turkey following India’s move.
Dozens of people carried placards reading “The People of Kashmir Want Freedom” and “Kashmiris should be given the right to choose their political future.”
“The future and status of Kashmir should be decided by the people of Kashmir, not by New Delhi,” Ahmet Sanver of Anatolian Youth Association said, referring a 1948 U.N. resolution over a plebiscite to decide the fate of Kashmir.