ISLAMABAD: Kashmir Council EU held a protest demonstration on the occasion of Indian Republic Day (26th Jan) in front of Indian Embassy in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
The Indian Republic Day falls on 26th January but Kashmiris observe it as black day every year.
The peaceful demonstrators in front of Indian Mission in Brussels demanded New Delhi to give right of self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing the protest gathering, Chairman Kashmir Council EU, Ali Raza Syed and other speakers said, Indian claims for being largest democracy of the world but it refuses the democratic rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir as atrocities against the people are continued.
He said, peace in Kashmir is connected to the whole region.
If Kashmir is witness of peace, the whole region would be witness of peace and prosperity,KMS reported.
Ali Raza Syed said that Kashmiri nation is not ready to compromise on their right to self determination.Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed said, suitable settlement of Kashmir dispute is essential for peace and development in the region of South Asia and U.S. can play significant role in the settlement.
While,commenting on President U.S. President Obama’s visit to India, Ali Raza Syed said, United States should use its good offices and influence to peaceful solution of Kashmir issue.
He demanded from President Obama, not to ignore security issue in South Asia specially Kashmir dispute in his negotiations with Indian Authorities.
International Community should understand that peace in South Asia provides guarantee to the prosperity of the region and such positive atmosphere can protect foreign investment in the area too.
About American support to Indian attempt in the context of membership of UN Security
Council, Chairman Kashmir Council EU said, first of all, India should implement Security Council’s resolutions on Kashmir issue.
Instead of implementing the UN’s resolutions, it is India which deployed seven lakhs military forces in held Kashmir (IHK) in order to suppress the Kashmiris.
U.S. which is champion of human rights should seriously focus on peace in the region and should stop India from committing atrocities in IHK.
Kashmiris are struggling for their right of self determination which was promised by India and it has been mentioned in the UN’s resolutions on Kashmir.
There should be a plebiscite under United Nations supervision in IHK in order to make logical political fate of the disputed Kashmir’s territory.
Criticizing Indian attitude, Ali Raza Syed said, by its wrong steps including election drama, actually India wants to show that the Held Kashmir is also part of its democracy.
Reality is that India just wishes to give an impression of false peace and democracy in Jammu and Kashmir.
It is a fact that large scale human rights violations are being committed by the Indian forces in IHK.
Indian authorities are engaged to press the mass resistance by use of force and brutalities.
Ali Raza Syed again emphasized that India has forcefully held the state of Jammu and Kashmir but people of Kashmir want their right of self-determination at any cost.