Masood hails stance of EU MEPs on Kashmiris rights
ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu Kashmir President, Sardar Masood Khan while welcoming the move of 15 EU MEPs has described it an important development on the international level and observed that in spite of the most difficult circumstances, the voices in support of the Kashmiri people are constantly rising around the globe. Fifteen active members of the European Parliament from all major political parties have written a letter to the President of European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen and the European Unions’ High Representative for Foreign Affairs and the Security Policy Josef Borrell and called for raising with the Indian government the issue of the worst human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The Members of European Parliament (MEPs) stressed to ensure protection of all fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people including their right to self-determination. Those who wrote to European high officials are Fabio Massimo MEP, Bettina Vollath MEP, Helmut Scholz MEP, Maria Arena MEP, Daniela MEP, Javier Nart MEP, Carles Puigdemont MEP, Antoni C omin I Oliveres, Clara Ponsati Oblos, Alvina MEP, Ernest Urasun MEP, Klaus Buchner MEP, Mick Wallace MEP, Rosa D’amato MEP and Manuel Bompard MEP The MEPs while describing the Kashmir conflict a long outstanding unresolved issue as the source of continued tensions have stated that the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been subject to intolerable suppression of their freedom and fundamental rights over the past seven decades, as it is documented by many human rights organisations and the 2018 and 2019 reports of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.