New strategy should be adopted for highlighting Kashmir dispute: Speakers

Brussels, January 08 (KMS): A group of Kashmiri experts suggested that in light of the new situation, a new strategy should be adopted for highlighting the Kashmir dispute at the globe.

The webinar, “UN Resolutions and Their Implementation,” organized by Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU), was addressed by Chairman of Kashmir Council EU, Ali Raza Syed, former member of European Parliament (MEP) Shaffaq Mohammad, Director General of Kashmir Liberation Cell, Irshad Mahmood, former Chief Justice of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Syed Manzoor Gilani, former minister of Azad Kashmir, Farzana Yaqoob, and Kashmiri intellectual, Muzammil Ayub Thakor.

The speakers emphasized that a new strategy should be adopted for raising the Kashmir dispute and Kashmiris should be united for securing their right to self-determination.

The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe, Ali Raza Syed said, “We should assume a new strategy and the Kashmiri community should be united for highlighting their right to self-determination. He said, it is seven decades ago people of Kashmir are struggling and India is violating the UN resolutions and other international laws on Kashmir dispute.

He said, India has had an adverse behavior with the Kashmiri from the beginning of the problem and a huge number of the Kashmiris has sacrificed their lives in the struggle.

Former MEP Shaffaq Mohammed said, for understanding rights of the people of Kashmir, people of Europe, including UK and France, should compare situation of their countries with occupied Kashmir. If police in these western countries use pellet guns against the people, including children, and their governments arrest their leaders without any allegation, then what they will feel? Major western powers, including UK, should stop India from executing black laws in IIOJK.

Former Chief Justice of Azad Kashmir Syed Manzoor Gilani said, beside India and Pakistan, Kashmiris and the international community should also be part of the likely process for resolution of Kashmir issue. He said, India is violating international norms and UN resolutions on the Kashmir dispute.

The DG of Kashmir Liberation Cell, Irshad Mahmood said, India has completely ceased the free media and human rights activism. Human rights activists like Khurram Parvez are in jail. Giving importance to human rights and freedom of press, he insisted that Kashmiris should raise their voice with more energy.

Former minister of AJK, Farzana Yaqoob said, “We as Kashmiris are in a state of war and instead of apologetic behavior, we should fight back for our rights. Especially when the international community cannot stop India from oppressing our brothers and sisters in occupied Kashmir, we should fight against Indian brutalities. We should also present evidence of Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir at the international level.”

Kashmiri intellectual, Muzammil Ayub Thakor said, Kashmiris are struggling for their right to self determination and freedom of their homeland but India is committing crimes against them to stop their legitimate struggle. Pursuing the dream of greater India under Hindutva ideology, the current India regime is attempting to change the culture and languages of the people of Kashmir, he added.

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