Brussels (APS NEWS) Supporting human rights in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK), a gathering at European Parliament has called the International Community to prevent violence against humanity in the territory.
The Second Annual International Women Conference was organized by Kashmir Council EU and International Council for Human Development (ICHD) at the parliament building in Brussels on Tuesday.
Member of EU Parliament (MEP), Dr Sajjad Karim who was host of the conference said, arranging the conference was a good initiative of Kashmir Council EU and we would continue our support to right of self-determination of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
On the occasion, another MEP Raja Afza Khan also pledged his support for human rights in Indian Held Kashmir and MEP Amjad Bashir who is member of human rights committee of the parliament urged that human right violations in IHK should be stopped.
MEP Madam Maria Areyna asked for more information on the issue of Kashmir and MEP Madam Helga Stevens and many other members of EU Parliament attended the conference.
A number of people from international nongovernmental organizations (INGO) and Human rights groups and people from different walks of life were also present during the event.
Speaking at the conference, Pakistani Ambassador Madam Naghmana Hashmi said, Islamabad would continue its support to the right of self determination of the Kashmiris.
Director World Kashmir Diaspora Alliance (WKDA) based in Canada raised the killing of minors and youth specially 16-year old Sohail Soofi by the Indian Forces in IHK last week.
Explaining a recent story of discrimination by Indians on human rights in IHK, the Human Right Expert and Professor at a UK based university Sadia Mir said, there was a conference in New York on woman rights in India some days ago but when she started to talk about violation of woman rights in IHK, Indian participants opposed and criticized her.
Human Right activist from Holland Marjan Lucas, Members Brussels Parliament Daniel Caron and Dr Manzoor also spoke on the occasion while former EU Ambassador Anthoney Crasner moderated the event.
Nitasha Kaul writer and researcher from UK originally from Jammu said, Pandits are part of Kashmiri nation but making separate colonies for them, India wants to cut and divide them from the society.
The conference was held in two parts comprising preliminary session and working groups which prepared some recommendations on Kashmir after three hours of the intensive debate.
Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed said, the women conference was a successful event and it would be helpful in spreading awareness and to help end the suffering of the people of Kashmir and to get the support needed from the Int. Community on Kashmir issue in Europe.