Farooq Haider briefs MEPs in Brussels about Kashmir situation

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BRUSSELS: AJK Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan during his last week visit to Brussels held separate meetings with Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Lars Patrick Berg, Phil Benion and Ms. Julie Ward.

Mr. Lars Patrick Berg was part of the delegation that recently visited Jammu and Kashmir but refused to be the part of the Press Conference about Kashmir. The Prime Minister briefed him about the recent situation of IOJ&K.

“Jammu and Kashmir is not part of India, it is disputed territory and India had to locus standi to change its status or divide it into two union territories. Freedom struggle in IOJ&K is indigenous and against the illegal and forceful occupation of India, he added.

 “Kashmir conflict is not a bilateral dispute between India and Pakistan. People of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, India and UN are necessary party of this conflict. Our struggle is not against any religion or people of India, we are struggling for our right to self-determination.” Haider further said.

The Prime Minister also briefed Mr. Phil Benion MEP about the human rights situation in J&K. He said that the constitutional changes about Jammu and Kashmir by India are an attempt to change the demography of the state.

During the meetings, Prime Minister Raja Farooq informed the members of the European Parliament about the implications of constitutional changes unilaterally made by India and Human rights violations. He said that India is committing crimes against humanity and the powerful capitals of the world are silent.

 During these meetings Mrs Siddiqi from USA , Mrs Sadia Mir  from UK , Mr Ali Raza Sayyed  chairman Kashmir Council Brussels ,Ch Mohammad Bashir from Birmingham  and Mr. Andre a journalist from Hungary were also present.