Almost a month after India repealed Article 370, stripping the state of Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, Pakistanis are perpetually in a state of bewilderment that India has permanently and irreversibly altered the status quo of the state, which for the last several decades had witnessed extreme levels of militancy sponsored by them.
In their failed bid to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistanis are travelling around the globe, soliciting support to corner India on the issue of abrogation of Article 370. However, to their chagrin, Pakistanis are only receiving eggs and rejections on every forum. Recently, some of their own stooges have resorted to attacking them too.
As per a report in the Times of India, 4 Pakistani leaders flew to London to fuel the anti-India campaign termed as ‘Kashmir Freedom March’ but they were welcomed with eggs and shoes thrown at them by the protestors who were unwilling to allow them to hijack their protest.
The Indian High Commission in London suffered another attack on Tuesday after protests over the abrogation of Article 370. A 10,000 strong mob of British Pakistanis, Pakistan-sponsored Khalistanis and some hired goons marched in London in the so-called ‘Kashmir Freedom March’.
The building has suffered damages as several windows and window panes have been smashed by the violent attackers pretending to be worried about Kashmir. The protesters carried Khalistani flags as well. They chanted slogans such as ‘Azadi’, ‘Time for UN to act on Kashmir’, ‘Stop War Crimes in Kashmir’ and ‘Stop Shelling in Kashmir’. This was the second such attack on the Indian High Commission in London after the attack on Indians celebrating Independence Day on the 15th of August.
However, many of these violent protestors apparently did not like another group of Pakistan-sponsored politicians trying to steal their limelight.
Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhary, ‘president’, Tehreek-e-Insaaf PoK, sent by the Pakistan PM Imran Khan was apparently there to give a speech to the people gathered. However, he was attacked with eggs and shoes and was beaten by a flag pole. Despite 35-40 bodyguards accompanying him, he was attacked, beaten and had to be rushed out of the area. The other three Pakistani leaders- PoK’s ‘leader of the opposition’ Ch M Yasin, ‘Prime Minister’ Raja Farooq Haider and ‘speaker’ Shah Ghulam Qadir were chased away by the anti-India goons too.
Shoes were hurled at Yasin by the protestors. A scuffle broke out between Raja Farooq Haider with the protestors. As per reports, some protestors in the crowd believed that the Pakistani sponsored PoK leaders were sent to hijack the event and promote their own propaganda at the expense of Kashmiris.