Brussels, (Daily Parliament Times): Participants of a protest camp in Brussels called upon European Union to play its role for end of atrocities in the occupied Kashmir especially violence against the Kashmiri children. The protesters handed over a petition to the EU’s officials at EU External Action Service at end of the one-day protest camp today. The camp was organized by Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) on occasion of 13-July’s martyrdom day in remembrance of martyrs of 13 July 1931 of Srinagar.
It is important to mention that on 13 July 1931, thousands of Kashmiris flocked to the central jail in Srinagar to see the trial of a Kashmiri namely Abdul Qadeer. Then Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir ordered his soldiers to open fire on them, in total 22 Kashmiris died in the firing.
The protest camp today was held in front of the of EU External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels, the European headquarters.
Addressing the EU’s authorities, the memorandum (petition) asked the EU to play its role for implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions, and the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, giving the right to of self-determination to the Kashmiri people. It called for withdrawal of occupation forces, an end to its state terrorism, end of genocidal repression, end of ethnic cleansing, rape, gang-rape, torture, and degrading treatment of Kashmiri men, women, and children. The petition also calls for unconditionally release all those imprisoned including political figures in connection with resistance to the Indian occupation and permission to major human rights NGOs, and
other human rights organizations for access to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Chairman KC-EU Ali Raza Syed who was organizer of the protest camp said, atrocities committed by the Indian forces against the oppressed Kashmiris is rapidly going on and a recent report of United Nation exposed that a large number of children were targeted by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir in the recent years.
It is important to mention that according to a recent UN report United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over “grave violations” against the children in Indian occupied Kashmir and has asked the Indian government to end the use of shotgun pellets against children.
Ali Raza Syed also asked the EU to play its role for a peaceful resolution of Kashmir and participation of the Kashmiri leadership in all round of the peace process on Kashmir should be ensured. Kashmir Council EU will also arrange a protest demonstration in front of Indian embassy in Brussels on 5th August 2021. It was 5th August 2019, when present Indian Modi’s regime removed articles 370 and 35A from its constitution and annulled special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir.