MANCHESTER: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has urged British lawmakers to send communications to the UN Security Council, UN Secretary General, President of the Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the deteriorating human rights situation in Jammu & Kashmir. He added that steps should be taken to demand the establishment of a humanitarian corridor for the Kashmiris and bring a halt to the colonization of Kashmir by India.
The President made these comments while addressing a conference organised by the Jammu Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International which was attended by MP Andrew Gwynne, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, MP Afzal Khan, Shadow Minister of State for Immigration, Former MEP Wajid Khan, Leigh Drennan, Mayor of Tameside, Abid Latif Chohan, Mayor of Manchester, Mayors and Councillors representing various constituencies in the North of England.
The AJK President on the occasion commended Raja Najabat Hussain, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International for organising such a seminal event and for the efforts undertaken by his organization in raising awareness on Kashmir.
The President in his address highlighted the four major threats posed by Indian aggression in the `IoK. He said that under the guise of curfew and communication blockade, India is committing genocide in IoK and its unlawful acts in IOK announced on August 5 is leading towards the annexation and colonization of the occupied territory. He added that India is beating war drums and threatening to use nuclear weapons, and also its actions have led to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Kashmir.
Addressing the British lawmakers, he urged them to save the Kashmiris from the brutal Indian regime, and to vehemently oppose the Hindutva and fascist ideology of the BJP ruled Indian government. He also urged them to prevent a war that is being imposed by India on Kashmir, Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. He said that Kashmiris simply demand their right to self-determination as guaranteed under the UN Security Council resolutions.
The President also expressed his gratitude to British MPs and MEPs for their support to the Kashmiri people. He especially thanked the All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group for publishing their eye-opening report on Kashmir, which he said was a damning indictment of the crimes perpetrated by India in IOK. He also thanked former MEP Wajid Khan for organising a hearing on Kashmir in the European Parliament in February this year.