AJK PM urges European Union to probe mass graves issue in Kashmir

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Islamabad: (Parliament Times) AJK Prime Minister Muhammad Raja Farooq Haider Khan has called upon European Union to probe mass graves and use of pellet guns against innocent people of Kashmir by Indian forces. Addressing a press conference here at Kashmir House on Monday after his visit of European countries, he said Pakistan cannot remain oblivious to the brutalities in Kashmir by Indian forces. He said the Kashmir delegation headed by him presented the Kashmir issue with new approach before the European leaders. He called upon the European Union to send a fact finding mission to Occupied Kashmir to analyze grave human rights situation in Occupied territory.
The PM said Indian Army intentionally is targeting the civilians residing near Line of Control (LoC), adding many civilians became victims of Indian firing during the past two weeks. He said if war is started between India Pakistan it would be disastrous for the entire region.
The AJK Prime Minister Farooq Haider urged Pakistani and Kashmir youth settled abroad especially in the European countries to engage and sensitize the European people about the lingering dispute of Kashmir.
The AJK PM said there are concerns in the European Union about human rights violations and the use of pellet guns by the Indian troops.  Farooq Haider said resolution of Kashmir dispute is imperative for durable peace in South Asia. He also appreciated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for forcefully raising the Kashmir dispute at the UN General Assembly session.
Raja Farooq Haider expressed his satisfaction over people of Pakistan, government, foreign office and policy of Pakistan regarding Kashmir issue. The PM congratulates the Federal Government for the beginning of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said it is game changer for Pakistan as well as region.He said that if international community ignored resolving Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolution, its result will be fatal.
He said that during visit of EU, he informed them that due to firing on line of control dozens of Kashmiries martyred and thousands displaced. He said that India is spending money for lobbying on Kashmir. He said that the diplomatic initiative taken by him would have positive results in coming few months.  He said that during visit, they also met Amnesty International officials and briefed them about the overall situation of Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.
He appreciated the support of EU members including Sajjad Karim, Raja Afzal Khan, Pakistan Ambassador to Belgium Johair Saleem and Kashmir Council Europe Chairman Ali Raza Sayed. Flanked by Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly Sardar Farooq Ahmed Tahir, Members of Legislative Assembly Raja Javed Iqbal and Ch. Muhammad Ismail, Prime Minister AJK said that during visit they tried best to highlight the atrocities of India in Occupied Kashmir.    He said that peace in South Asia conditional to resolution of Kashmir issue.
Raja Farooq Haider said, Kashmiris need help from outside of the world special Europe should come forward to stop genocide and brutal crimes against humanity in IHK. He also asked EU to keep in view human rights situation in the Held Kashmir while having free trade agreement with India. Farooq Haider said, “Basic demand of Kashmiris, the right of self-determination should be accepted and human rights organizations of world should be allowed to travel Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). He said, “The Kashmir issue is main hurdle in the progress of the region and it is because that resolution of Kashmir issue has been denied so far