Masood meets MEP Sajjad
Bradford, Manchester—President Azad State of Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan spent busy day here today. He held meeting on breakfast with Member European Parliament (MEP) Mr. Sajjad Karim at his residence at Blackburn, then he departed to Bradford and held luncheon meeting with MPs and MEPs. Later on President Masood Khan addressed two gatherings of Pakistani and Kashmiri community at consulate of Pakistan, Bradford and Manchester .
During the meeting with MEP Sajjad Karim, latest situation of Indian Occupied Kashmir and matters of mutual interest were also discussed. The President Azad Jammu and Kashmir briefed the MEP about the current situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
He also stressed that as a country with historic links to this region, and as a member-state of UN Security Council, it was incumbent on Britain to urge India to end its human rights violations in IOK and to enter into a sustained dialogue process with Pakistan, so as to enable the two countries to peacefully resolve this long standing issue. He assured the President of his full support for promoting the cause of Kashmir in European parliament.
While addressing the gatherings of Pakistani-Kashmiri community Sardar Masood Khan said that, Kashmir is burning once again. Once again the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir are victims of worst form of Indian terrorism. IOK is passing through one of its worst crises in history. Kashmiris, young and old, men and women, in their own land are being killed, maimed, blinded, tortured, and hounded by the occupying forces.
He said that in IOK peaceful demonstrations are a crime, political meetings are banned, true Kashmiri leaders have been incarcerated. Free speech is a crime, voicing aspirations for the right to self-determination is felony and treason.
There is a gag order for the whole of Kashmir, with mobile telephony and Internet blackouts in place. Indian occupation forces in the territory hunt down innocent citizens in pursuit of illicit, draconian, black laws.
He told that since July 8, when Social Media activist young Burhan Wani was martyred, more than 150 people have been mowed down mercilessly, more than a six hundreds have lost their eyesight, and up to 15,000 are injured. With beaten and broken bodies, Kashmiris ask: where is justice? Where is the international community? Where is world conscience?—INP