Brussels: (PR) Kashmir Council EU (KC-EU) has held a peaceful protest camp in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium on occasion of Kashmir’s martyrs Day of 13th July.
The camp was organized in front of offices of the European Union’s institutions including EU’s External Action Service and European Commission at the EU headquarters Brussels on Monday.
Martyrs’ Day is being observed in remembrance of 22 Kashmiris martyred on 13 July 1931. 89 years ago, they were targeted by Dogra’s forces outside the Srinagar Central Jail premises at Srinagar where the pro freedom figure Abdul Qadeer was arrested for inciting public against the Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir.
During the camp on Monday in Brussels, the volunteers of KC-EU also distributed the broachers among the European people concerning atrocities against the Kashmiris particularly about the human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK). The organizers of the camp also used megaphone for their speeches about the latest situation in occupied Kashmir.
The camp held at the time when online EU-India Summit, which was suspended due to corona pandemic previously, would be held on 15th July (day after tomorrow).
During the one-day camp in Brussels, a number of the people paid attention on the issue of Kashmir and expressed their support to the human rights in occupied Kashmir.
Speakers on the occasion including Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed said that the purpose of the camp was to aware the Europeans about human rights violations in IOK. He said, beside the atrocities in occupied Kashmir, minorities, political figures, people of civil society, human rights activities, intellectuals and journalists are also being targeted in India by the Modi government. Ali Raza Syed stressed, we will continue our struggle till peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue. The issue should be resolved according to the wishes of the people of Kashmir.
He demanded, International community specially UN and EU should pressurize India to stop human rights violations and give rights to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.