September 18, 2019

European Parliament takes up IHK situation today

KARACHI: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Sunday that the European Parliament during its meeting on Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) on Monday (today) hopes to raise the voice of the oppressed cashmere, who had been facing the touch curfew and other restrictions during the past. month at the hands of the Indian occupation forces.

Speaking to reporters at the airport here, he said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to face shame in his attempts to prevent Kashmir’s problem from standing out internationally.

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Qureshi said that Europe should play its role in solving the Kashmir problem.

“The European Parliament is expected to discuss the illegal actions of the Modi government in the IHK and raise its voice against human rights violations in the disputed territory,” he added.

Qureshi called for the release of thousands of cashmere jailed by Indian authorities after the revocation of IHK’s special constitutional status on August 5 and criticized Indian brutalities, ceaseless curfew and other restrictions in the occupied territory.

He said there was no example of a communications blackout in history such as the one imposed by New Delhi in India Held Kashmir (IHK).

He said that the video of Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed to the Islamic Society of North America had served as a message for the Muslim world to wake up from his dream and break the silence about human rights abuses of oppressed cashmere.

The prime minister, in his speech, presented a comparative description of Nazism and the fascist Hindu RSS ideology that dominates Modi’s India, Qureshi said, adding that the prime minister also warned that if this thought did not stop, it could lead to The destruction of regional peace.

The foreign minister said that India called itself democracy, but the media there faced severe restrictions on their freedom.

Responding to a question, Qureshi said opposition parties in Pakistan supported the government’s efforts to highlight the Kashmir problem to the extent of the National Assembly sessions, but if the opposition had joined Friday’s Kashmir Time , then I would have sent a positive message to the cashmere.

In response to another question, the Foreign Minister said that the government was reflecting on closing airspace to India, but that any decision on the matter would be taken after careful consideration of its pros and cons.

Prime Minister Imran Khan would make a decision on the matter at the right time, he added.

Qureshi said the prime minister would present the aspirations of the Kashmir people to the United Nations General Assembly on September 27.

The minister said that no sensible person would want a war, but if a war was imposed, then the nation and the army were ready to defend themselves.

Answering another question, Qureshi said that more than 80 percent of the work in the Kartarpur Corridor had been completed and that Pakistan would welcome Sikh pilgrims.

In another consultation, he said that a strategy had been formulated and that the Kashmir Cell would present its recommendations to the public and the media.

The foreign minister said he would visit Geneva on September 9, where he would expose the atrocities of the Indians in the IHK before the Commission on Human Rights.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s appointed ambassador to the European Union (EU) Zaheer Aslam Janjua arrived at the EU headquarters in Brussels, as the European Union is addressing the IHK issue on Monday (today). The EU is the highest international forum after the UNSC where the IHK situation is being discussed.

Janjua, who was appointed EU ambassador, the EU Commission, Belgium and Luxembourg simultaneously, received the agreement (consent of the host government) last month, but could not move due to his commitments at home as additional foreign affairs secretary at headquarters.

He was given an extensive briefing on the allocation at EU headquarters, seen as an important capital in the west.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider, who went to the United States and EU countries last month to highlight adverse developments regarding the IHK situation, will be present in the European Parliament when they debate the Cache theme

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