New Delhi, July 14
Pakistanis singing Indian nationwide tune is uncommon. But Sunday noticed fairly a couple of of them becoming a member of tons of of Indians, actually hand in hand, in a protest organised exterior the Chinese Embassy in London.
Arif Aajakia, a Pakistani human rights activist who believes in talking “bitter and naked truth” about his nation, shouted “boycott China” and “down with China” together with the members of a number of Indian diaspora teams protesting towards China’s expansionist insurance policies.
“Today was also the first time in my life that I sang Vande Mataram,” stated Aajakia.
Joining him additionally was Amjad Ayub Mirza, who hails from Mirpur in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), a couple of others from Karachi and plenty of from Iran, all fairly upset with China meddling of their affairs too.
— Amjad Ayub Mirza (@AmjadAyubMirza1) July 12, 2020
“I have travelled all the way from Glasgow for this protest. I am from PoK, an Indian living under Pakistani occupation. The Chinese are wreaking havoc across Gilgit-Baltistan through CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) and the Pakistani government continues to work hand in glove with them,” stated Mirza, who has been fairly vocal towards oppression and injustice meted out to the folks of PoK by Pakistani authorities.
The Indians, who’ve organised comparable protests towards China within the US, Canada and different elements of the world, carried posters and placards towards Chinese President Xi Jinping, asking him to manage his over-ambitious energy play.
The rising outrage towards China is kind of seen on the streets of London too. In truth, Saturday evening noticed a picture studying ‘Free Tibet, Free Hong Kong, Free Uyghurs’ projected onto the Chinese Embassy constructing in central London.
With the US sanctioning the Chinese authorities and its officers for his or her connection to critical human rights abuse towards ethnic Uyghur Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, the world condemning China’s ‘brutal, sweeping crackdown’ towards Hong Kong’s folks, Indians boycotting Chinese merchandise after People’s Liberation Army intruded the Indian territory and killed Indian troopers in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley and nations from Japan until Australia up towards the dragon, the noose is regularly tightening across the authoritarian regime.