Brussels, September 01 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU), Ali Raza Syed has said that the upcoming meeting of European parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on the situation in occupied Kashmir is an important development.

The European parliament’s foreign affairs Committee has included discussion on situation in occupied Kashmir in the agenda of its upcoming meeting to be held tomorrow in Brussels.

In a statement Ali Raza Syed said, “We welcome the meeting of EU parliament foreign affairs committee as we have a lot of expectation from the meeting. This meeting will help in further highlighting the Kashmir dispute and will give durable result in connection with this issue. This is a great achievement of oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.”

He said, latest waves of severe situation of occupied Kashmir has opened the eyes of world and hoped that civilized the world would not be silent for a long time over the large scale violations of human rights in occupied Kashmir. India is involved in huge human rights abuses in the occupied territory and especially people of this disputed land are facing more hardships in last 26 days as India has constantly imposed curfew, arrested a large number of people and disconnected the communication of this valley with the rest of the world by suspending phone and internet’s connections.

The Kashmir Council EU Chairman, said, life of people of Kashmir valley has been paralyzed as they are facing hardships due to large crimes against the humanity committed by the Indian forces in the occupied territory.

Ali Raza Syed urged the international community especially the European Union to send fact-finding missions and stop the human rights violation in occupied Kashmir. International human rights organizations should also be allowed to visit the occupied valley to examine the situation there, he added.

He urged the major powers of the world to put pressure on India to give right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir so that they could be able to decide about their future in a free atmosphere under international supervision.


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