Tuesday , February 20 2018

World must take note of human rights violations in IHK: Masood Khan

Islamabad: President Azad Kashmir Sardar Masood Ahmed Khan said that the world must take note of the grave human right violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir and halt the blatant abuse of international humanitarian laws by the Indian Occupation forces.

The President made these remarks during a meeting with Member Legislative Assembly, AJK Abdur Rasheed Turabi who called on the President and apprised him of his recent visit to Europe. Abdur Rasheed Turabi informed President AJK in detail of his recent interaction with the local community, Chairman OIC Contact Group parliamentary committees of Turkey, Italy and various other European countries.

The President said that we need to leverage the strength of the Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora in order to effectively engage with the local populace and parliamentarians of their adopted countries. “We can accentuate the Kashmir Issue on a global level only by creating awareness among the international community”, said the President.

The President said that India is committing war crimes in Indian Occupied Kashmir and our brothers and sisters are being targeted for their unarmed struggle towards attaining their right to self-determination. He added that these atrocities will not be able to crush our freedom efforts and this movement will continue till Kashmiris are free from Indian occupation.

In another meeting, a delegation of Pak-EU Foundation led by Mr. Pervaiz Iqbal Losar also called on the President. The delegation discussed various activities of the diaspora community in raising the profile of the Kashmir issue, especially among the people of European countries and their Parliaments.

The President appreciated the resolute and determined efforts by the Pak-EU Foundation in creating awareness among the international community.

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