Brussels, May 16 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has urged the UN and European Union to play role in stopping the human rights violations by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir and take steps for peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels condemning the human rights abuses by the troops highlighted the issues related to killing of innocent people in extrajudicial actions, illegal detention of youth and political leaders and violent search operations in the occupied territory.

He said the KCEU has organized successful camps in connection with the One Million Signature campaign in different EU countries and a massive number of people showed their positive response in the move. He said that the basic aim of the EU based signature drive is to highlight the Kashmir dispute and pressurize New Delhi to stop the human rights abuses perpetrated by its forces in occupied Kashmir.

He said that the collection of one million signatures would be presented in the shape of a document to the ‘European Parliament’s Human Rights Committee’ in order to raise the issue of violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir.

Meanwhile, a camp in connection with the signature campaign is being held today (Thursday) in Warsaw, the Capital of Poland. The KCEU team will collect signatures from the polish people in favour of oppressed people of occupied Kashmir during a one-day signature camp.

The EU based campaign had been first launched in Belgium a few years ago and so far a large number the people in the different European countries have signed the documents of the signature drive. Local NGOs and social activists based in different European countries have supported the move and held camps in the host countries.


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