Kashmir EU-Week is all set to be launched in Brussels Monday: AJK’s PM would open the event


BRUSSELS, (Parliament Times): Kashmir Council EU (KC-EU) is all set to launch the week-long event of “Kashmir EU-Week” at European Parliament in Brussels on Monday. The Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir (AJK) Raja Farooq Haider would inaugurate the annual event at the European headquarters.
This time, the Kashmir’s EU Week events are being held when since three months Indian occupied Kashmir is witnessed of constant curfew and severe violations of human rights committed by the Indian occupation forces. By revoking special status of Jammu and Kashmir on 5th August, India imposed curfew in occupied region of Kashmir.
The Kashmir EU-Week’s programmes comprising international conferences, seminars, debates, workshops, video casting of a documentary and a photos and a handicraft exhibition on Kashmir would be held from 4th to 8th November in the parliament. Photographs of the famous French-Belg photographer Mr Cédric Gerbehaye from the occupied Kashmir would also be presented. A report containing latest facts and figures of human rights violations and as well as latest pictures from the occupied valley would also be presented during the EU-Week.
The programme, which would be hosted by MEP Shaffaq Mohammed and other MEPs at the parliament, is being organised by KC-E EU with the collaboration of other EU based organisations. A large number of the people specially members of EU parliament, experts, intellectuals, human rights activists and scholars from Europe, US, Canada, Pakistan, AJK and Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) would attend the programme.
A statement issued by Chairman Kashmir Council EU (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed said that the annual event of Kashmir EU-Week is being arranged by the Kashmir Council EU for last 11 years and beside it, the council has so far held several other programmes including conferences, seminars, meetings and debates on Kashmir and many of the programmes were arranged at European diplomatic, political, research and educational institutions. One million signature campaign on Kashmir is also continued by Kashmir Council EU in different European countries.
Chairman of the Council Ali Raza Syed said, creating awareness about the large scale human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) is main objective of the programmes. According to him, the EU-Week is more important this year as India revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir and imposed continued curfew in the occupied valley. Chairman Kashmir Council EU Chairman said that the people of Kashmir have offered matchless sacrifices for the resolution of Kashmir dispute and the use of brute force cannot stop them from continuing the struggle to achieve the inalienable right to self-determination.