Merkel speaks for Kashmiris


MORE and more voices are emanating from different global quarters in support of oppressed Kashmiri people. After categorical statements from top Malaysian and Turkish leadership on Kashmir dispute which perturbed fascist Modi regime, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has now also added her voice on the plight of innocent Kashmir people.
Wrapping up her official visit to India, the German Chancellor, while talking to German journalists, cautioned New Delhi on prevailing situation in IOK saying current situation in the Valley is not good and is unsustainable. Voicing her further concern over the situation, she said lockdown in the Valley couldn’t be supported for long. Germany is a powerful European country and the oppressed people of Kashmiri greatly expect from it to use its influence to rid them of Indian tyranny and oppression. Also Muslim world and especially people of Pakistan regard Merkel highly for bold decision she took in 2015 of accommodating more than one million Syrian refugees regardless of criticism both at home and abroad. The stance taken by her on Syrian refugees clearly indicates that Merkel has the capability to take bold decisions in support of those in distress. We therefore expect that she will be more vocal on the rights of Kashmiri people facing Indian oppression over the last many decades.
Earlier, we also saw members of European Parliament calling for trade and travel restrictions on India over alarming human rights situation in the IOK. The European countries never get tired of claiming themselves as champions of human rights and if that is so, they should also link signing of Free Trade Agreement with India, which both sides are currently negotiating, with improvement in human rights situation in the IOK and giving right of self determination to the people of Kashmir. It is also for Pakistani and Kashmiri Diaspora in Europe to become more active in apprising local people and politicians about prevailing situation in IOK and extremist face of Modi government.

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