London-based J-K residents stage protest, condemn ceasefire violation by Pakistan
A section of people from Jammu and Kashmir, residing in London, staged a protest outside the Pakistani High Commission in response to multiple ceasefire violations by the country in the region.
The protest was staged by an organisation called 'Voice of Dogras', along with the Indian diaspora on Saturday. The protesters claimed that ceasefire violations "target innocent civilians all along the international border and LOC in Jammu region."
"This year alone there have been 1088 ceasefire violations which leading to civilian deaths and injuries. Thousands have been forced to migrate. Livestock has perished too," reads a statement released by the VOD.
Manu Khajuria, Founder, Voice of Dogras said that Pakistan has been working to maintain a status of unrest in the region.
"The schools in the regions remain shut for months and children who should be playing and studying have mortar shells destroying the world around them. Pakistan is responsible for killing our children and destroying the future of many others," said Lalit Sharma, Director Voice of Dogras, an organization which works to promote the culture and history of Dogras.
The larger Indian diaspora in London also joined the protest in solidarity with many pointing out how Pakistan violated ceasefire even in the month of Ramadan.