AJK President sensitizes IHK Kashmiris plight during 5-day UK visit


Zubair Qureshi


Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, during his five-day visit to the United Kingdom highlighted plight of the poor Kashmiris and drew the UK lawmakers’ attention to Indian forces’ atrocities in the Indian Held Kashmir.
While briefing media persons about his 5-day visit to the United Kingdom at the Kashmir House here on Friday, President AJK said he held important meetings with Members of Parliament at the House of Commons and also attended a session of the House of Lords during which Lord Qurban Hussain raised a question on human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
According to the president he attended marathon meetings with students, intelligentsia, parliamentarians and a cross section of the British society during these five days. He also addressed students and faculty at the University of Lancaster, the 6th the top ranking university in the UK on the subject “Global Governance and World Peace.” The address and Q & A session lasted for two hours.
He also spoke as chief guest at Kashmir Conference in London organized by the Pakistan & Kashmir Supreme Council and attended and addressed a gathering to mark the Black Day on Kashmir organized by the Pakistan’s Consulate General in Manchester.
Shortly after arriving in London on November 18, Sardar Masood addressed a fundraiser hosted by a UK-based organization Quest for Education, which is supporting Kashmir Education Foundation’s schools in Basali (near Rawat); and Azad Kashmir. “November 21 was a good day for Kashmir in London as in the morning, Honourable Lilian Greenwood raised the issue in the House of Commons,” he said.
In the afternoon, Lord Qurban Hussain asked a question of the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) about the steps the Government of the UK was taking with regard to serious and massive human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) especially the use of pellet guns that had blinded scores of Kashmiris said the president adding.

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