London: Kashmir Voice International (KVI) has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating political and human rights situation in Indian held Kashmir valley.
The KVI office bearers voiced the concern during a meeting held at Spice Village, Southall London, which was also attended by some non KVI members from valley Diaspora.
The participants of the meeting observed that today’s Kashmir was different from what it was before 5th of August 2019 saying that the ground realties were too harsh and depressing.
“The claim of normalcy is unfounded which is clear from the reports of some intellectuals, politicians and human rights groups of India”, they said adding that the process of application of the provisions of Indian constitution on J & K state through the erosion of autonomy from time to time has defeated its aim and instead strengthened the alienation of Kashmiris whose resolve for freedom has strengthened.
“The repression and trauma caused through deploying hundreds of thousands of armed forces on the streets of Kashmir has not broken the will of the people who have resorted to peaceful resistance for the last four months while facing worst type of hardships”, they maintained
The meeting made it clear that no amount of constitutional changes and application of Indian laws have affected the existence of Kashmir issue, which continues to draw attention at international level.
They reiterated that Kashmir is a political issue that needs early and amicable solution.
In the meeting role of Kashmir Valley Diaspora in UK to help ease miserable condition of Kashmir was discussed. It was felt that all the members of Valley Diaspora should stand to work together. Secretary KVI Javid Kakroo assured the participants all cooperation from KVI for a united initiative. It was resolved that KVI approaches different groups and individuals to come together and float a Joint Kashmir Action Group for future programs and endeavors.