Kashmir’s EU Week to begin in Brussels on Tuesday

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Brussels: Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) will organize the Kashmir’s EU Week from December 5 to December 15, 2023 in the European Headquarters, Brussels.

According to Kashmir Media Service, this was announced by Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe Ali Raza Syed in a statement in Brussels, today. The events include seminars, discussions, a media conference and a photo exhibition at European Press Club in Brussels and European parliament.

Beside these international events, there would also be several meetings with the European officials, members of European parliament and representatives of civil society and human rights organizations during the Kashmir EU Week.

Ali Raza Syed said, the weeklong programs of Kashmir’s EU Week have been organized by Kashmir Council EU for many years and the purpose of such events is to highlight the beauty of Kashmir’s culture side by side focusing on miseries of oppressed Kashmiris in Europe.

He expressed fear that as the world is currently focused on the tense situation in Europe (Ukraine) and the Middle East, the Modi government will take advantage of this situation to carry out some heinous act in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. So that India can maintain its illegal possession of this region for a long time. Genocide of Kashmiris, extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests and crude tactics like amendment of domicile laws to change the Kashmiri population ratio are part of Indian nefarious motives.

Ali Raza Syed said that many Kashmiri leaders and activists, including Yasin Malik, are currently under arrest or detention and the purpose of these actions is to suppress strong voices favoring the oppressed Kashmiris. He paid tribute to Yasin Malik who is likely to be produced in a court on 5th December. He said that we salute Yasin Malik and other brave Kashmiri leaders and activists and appreciate their courage who have been fighting for the rights of Kashmiris for a long time.

He said, as people all over the world stood against the state terrorism and atrocities on the common citizens are being condemned, we hope the world would prevent Indian brutalities on the Kashmiris.

He asked the international community, especially the European Union, to put pressure on India to immediately end crimes of Indian security forces against people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir and grant them the right to self-determination according to the UN’s resolutions on Kashmir. He said, since 1947, people of occupied Kashmir are facing endless hardships as their deprivations are being increased day by day.

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