By Fatima Jabeen
MELBOURNE: The Pakistani Community and Kashmiri Community living in Australia came together today 10th August, to hold a peaceful protest at Federation Square, Melbourne, against the Indian aggression for the past 70 years, removal of article 370 and Human Right Violations in Kashmir.They chanted slogans against Indian inhumanity and violation of the UN Charter on Kashmir.
Coincidentally on the same venue and time, Bollywood celebrities Shahrukh Khan, Karen Johar, Malika Arora, Arjun Kapoor and many others were attending the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2019. The protest was held right in front of the entrance of the event venue. Many Australians, tourists and attendees of IFFM also joined in the protest to show their support for Kashmir and its people.
The protesters were also joined by the Sikh Community of Melbourne. They showed solidarity with Kashmir and Pakistan. They asked India to stop the bloodshed in Kashmir.
Slogans such as ‘Kashmir Bleeds’ ‘Save Kashmir SOS’ ‘Stop inhumanity in Kashmir’ were written on posters and placards. The peaceful protesters also marched from Federation Square to the Parliament House in Melbourne City.