Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) has planned to hold a protest camp on the Indian Republic Day on January 26 in front of EU External Action Service (EU foreign ministry) in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
According to Kashmir Media Service, it is important to mention here that Kashmiris, who are suffering from Indian atrocities for last seven decades, observe the Indian Republic Day on 26th January ever year as black day. The peaceful protest camp in Brussels would start at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 26th January 23, 2023.
In a statement, KC-EU Chairman Ali Raza Syed said, India claims to be the largest democracy of the world but it refuses the democratic rights of the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir as atrocities against them going unchecked. He said, peace in Kashmir is connected to the whole South Asian region. “If Kashmir witnesses peace, the whole region would witness peace and prosperity,” he added.
Ali Raza Syed said that Kashmiri people are not ready to compromise on their right to self determination. “On the Indian Republic Day, we simply want to convey a message to the Indian government that there is no point in glorifying the democracy if people are living in miseries under the shadow of gun,” he added.
The KC-EU’s Chairman demanded of New Delhi to give right of self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He emphasized that India should end brutalities against the Kashmiris and fulfil its promise for right of self-determination to the people of Kashmir. He also called the international community to intervene to stop human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and play its role for just resolution of the Kashmir dispute.—KMS