Pakistan Raises Kashmir Issue at the EU Forum for the First Time Since 2007

Pakistan’s efforts have finally come to fruition with regards to bringing human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir to the European Union (EU) Forum.

The European Union’s (EU) Sub Committee on Human Rights arranged an official exchange of views on the human rights situation in Kashmir at the European Parliament.

It has been the first time in more than a decade that the issue of Kashmir was discussed publicly at the official EU forum. The EU parliament members called on India to stop atrocities in the Indian-occupied Kashmir. They also called for an investigation into the grave human rights violations.

The members reiterated that the people of Kashmir should be allowed to exercise their right to self-determination as per the UN resolutions.

An overwhelming majority of the parliament members attended the event on the human rights situation in IOK. According to a press release issued by the Foreign Office, the members of the European Parliament endorsed the recommendations of a UN report on the state of human beings in Kashmir.

A number of dignitaries attended the event including Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium, the European Union and Luxembourg, Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi along with several MEPs, and human rights activists.

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