EU urged to fulfil its commitment towards J&K under UNSC resolutions

Islamabad—Recognizing the role of European Union as the flag bearer of human rights, the special envoys of Pakistan on Thursday urged parliamentarians and high officials of Belgium as well as European Union to fulfil their commitment towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UNSC resolutions.
The Prime Minister’s special envoys, MNAs Ijaz ul Haq and Malik Uzair Khan, who are currently visiting Belgium to highlight the grave human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir at the EU institutions, think tanks and media, a message received here said.
They briefed parliamentarians and high officials of Belgium as well as European Union about the ever deteriorating condition of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir resulting in over 100 deaths and 8000 serious injuries due to inhuman use of pallet guns.
The envoys stressed that the international community must call on the Indian government to honour its human rights obligations and allow international humanitarian organizations and medical aid to enter IOK to help the people suffering from recent brutalities.
The special envoys attended the roundtable organized by the Brussels based think tank European Institute of Asian Studies and briefed the participants on the recent crises in IOK and the use of excessive force against the civilians who were peacefully protesting the killing of the Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani.
The envoys highlighted the use of pellet guns by the Indian security forces that had led to the deaths and wounding of hundreds of innocent Kashmiris. The MNAs regretted the fact India refused to allow the UN Human Rights Commission to send a fact finding mission to IOK and demanded that a fair and transparent inquiry be conducted to expose the oppressive brutalities and inhuman measures being taken by India against the courageous people of Jammu and Kashmir.
They also met with the Secretary General of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Dirk Achten, Vice Chair of Sub-Committee on Human Rights in the European Parliament Christian Dan Preda and MEP UK Syed Kamall and drew their attention towards pressing need of support from international community to address this situation.
The participants of the round table called for immediate and emphatic efforts by the international community to bring an end to the brutal atrocities being committed by the Indian forces to suppress the indigenous struggle of the people of Kashmir for their right to self-determination in accordance with the resolutions of UN Security Council.—APP

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