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Srinagar, July 17 (GNS): The ‘Free Yasin Malik’ and ‘Remove ban on JKLF’ campaign launched by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) continues in various parts of the world, with leaders and activists expediting their campaign in UK and Europe from last few days, the party said on Wednesday.

A JKLF spokesperson in a statement issued to GNS said, “A JKLF high level delegation yesterday held a meeting with the British foreign office (FCO) and Chairperson UK All Parties Parliamentary Group on Kashmir (APPKG) in London. JKLF leaders and activists held a peaceful protest demonstration outside Indian high commission in Brussels Belgium in this regard.”

He said that JKLF team has also launched a minibus campaign with photographs of incarcerated chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, throughout London and other cities of UK.

Continuing with the campaign, JKLF diplomatic bureau led by its head Professor Raja Zafar Khan on Tuesday held a long meeting with British foreign and commonwealth office at London, the spokesperson said, adding that JKLF leaders Liaqat A Lone, General Secretary JKLF UK Zone, and senior leader Mehmood Hussain were also part of this delegation.

The delegation apprised FCO with the ground situation in Jammu Kashmir and “unilateral use of violent aggression” by Indian government against the people of Kashmir, he said.

Emphasizing on the need of immediate release of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and lifting the ban from JKLF, delegation asked FCO to play its role for ensuring a space on political activities and end to “human rights abuses” in Jammu Kashmir.

The same JKLF delegation also held a fruitful meeting with the Chairperson All Party Parliamentary Groups on Kashmir (APPKG) Debbie Abrahams and apprised her about the situation in Kashmir and asked the parliamentary group to use its good-offices to ensure an early release of Yasin Malik and lifting of “unlawful” ban on JKLF.

Meanwhile, a peaceful protest was held outside Indian high commission in Brussels Belgium, the spokesperson said, adding that JKLF leaders asked the international community to safeguard democratic and human rights of the people of Jammu Kashmir.

Meanwhile, JKLF has expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the demise of the wife of renowned Kashmiri poet Rahman Rahi.

JKLF prayed for heavenly abode of the deceased and forbearance to the bereaved family. (GNS)

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