Kashmir Council-EU (KC-EU) has expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK).
The solidarity was pledged in a joint meeting of the board and the core committee of the Council headed by Ali Raza Syed in Brussels. The meeting was held on the eve of the Kashmir Solidarity Day finalized the Solidarity Day’s program in the capital of Belgium. According to the programme, the Candlelight vigil will be held on 4th February at 5 p.m. in Brussels in order to expressed solidarity with Kashmiris and to draw attention to the human rights violations committed by the Indian military forces in Kashmir.
Participants of the meeting extended their empathy with families of the Kashmiri martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the right of self-determination especially the people who lost their lives during a new wave of state terrorism recently. Speaking at the meeting, the Chairman of Kashmir Council-EU Ali Raza Syed condemned the killing of two students of Shopian area of occupied Kashmir. The youth identified as Suhail Javid Lone and Javid Ahmad Bhat were killed by Indian military forces when the army opened fire indiscriminately on civilians in the town on Saturday. He also criticized the international community for continued silence over the massacre of the Kashmiris in IHK.
The meeting reviewed the upcoming programs to be organized during the whole year of 2018 by the Council. The programs including the martyrdom anniversary of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru on the 10th February and the annual Women’s Conference on the 8th of March, specifically came under discussion in the meeting. Kashmir Council-EU has asked the Indian government to return remains of two great martyrs of Kashmir for their proper burial by their relatives in the territory of Kashmir. Participants of the meeting reviewed the future strategy of the Council for further highlighting rights of people of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Kashmir Council-EU, appealed to the International Community to give its support and help and prevent any further human rights violations against the people of Kashmir. The UN Human Rights Council, the EU institutions, and other bodies, such as the International human rights organizations, to pay attention to the large-scale crimes that are committed against humanity in Kashmir.