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Protestors in London, Pakistan seek justice for Kashmiri political activist

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Protests were held in and in on Wednesday to mark the sixth death Protestors also sought the arrest of those behind his killing.

Activists of the National Independent Alliance (JKNIA) gathered outside in and shouted slogans against government.

They also accused of orchestrating the killings of political activists in the country and demanded an expeditious inquiry into the killing of and the arrest of the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

Shahid, 62, was the of the All Parties (APNA). He was killed on May 14, 2013, at his residence in by some unidentified gunmen. He was a of for its illegal occupation of parts of and other human rights abuses.

"Today, we have gathered here to demand the arrest of the killers of one of our tallest leaders Arif Shahid," said JKNIA activist "Shahid wasn't an exclusive case of Pakistan's barbarity. The country has seemingly mastered the art of eliminating activists and leaders voicing their independent opinion."

"If they believe that by killing they can suppress the voice demanding rights, the voice of truth and voice of people dissenting in the region, then they are mistaken. Things will never transpire that way," he added.

In district, a large number of people held candle march and peaceful demonstrations to commemorate his death anniversary

May 13 is observed as the martyrdom day of Shahid, who many believe was eliminated by Pakistan's infamous (ISI) as he questioned Pakistan's occupation of part of Kashmir, in in 2013.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 12:31 IST
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