Raja Farooq seeks timely action on IoK HR violations

BRUSSELS: The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider has called upon international community for initiating timely response to check human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir adding that India has given license to its security forces under special Acts for massive genocide of people of Kashmir.

He said that Human Rights must be given precedence over economic interests with India.

He was addressing a gathering of Members of European and Belgian Parliaments, Members of Friends of Kashmir Group in the European and British Parliaments and Kashmiri leaders and community based in Europe at a dinner hosted by Pakistan’s Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg Mrs. Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi at her residence. Raja Farooq Haider said that unfortunately the worst kind of human rights violations by the Indian Forces of Occupations were being overlooked by the world because of economic interests with India.

He said as flag barrier of Human Rights, European Union must take up the issue of human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir and help people of Kashmir in securing their right to self – determination. Member British Parliament Mr. Afzal Khan who also heads Friends of Kashmir Group said that peace in the region was most important for the progress of people in India and Pakistan.

He said that in India more than 360 million people were living below the poverty line whereas India was spending huge amounts on arms. The key conflict between India and Pakistan remains Kashmir. The participants expressed grave concerns over the situation of Human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir and re-iterated to render full support to suppressed people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. – NNI

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