Masood thanks UK, EU MPs for support to Kashmir cause


MUZAFFARABAD: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has expressed his gratitude to the British and European Parliamentarians for their cross-party support to the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination and protection of their human rights.

“At this crucial hour, we need their voice and outreach to their respective governments, the United Nations and relevant multilateral institutions to build pressure on India to stop forthwith massive transfer of its population to the disputed Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in violation of the 4th Geneva Convention and customary international law.

ISLAMABAD: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan briefing US Ambassador Paul W. Jones about Kashmir issue during a meeting in Islamabad on Monday.

The President made these remarks while addressing a convention organized by and international Kashmir Lobby Group, TehreeK-e- Kashmir Europe through a video link.

The event coincide with Kashmir Martyrs Day was attended by representatives of Tehreek-e- Kashmir from UK, Denmark, Scotland, Norway, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland.

Addressing as Chief Guest of the event he acknowledged the efforts of the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir and hundreds of European Parliamentarians, who had tabled half a dozen resolutions in March this year  that had demanded a UN-led resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.”We would continue to rely on their goodwill, Parliamentary networking and diplomatic skills to seek justice for the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Khan said.   

He also cherished the role of Kashmiri diaspora communities settled in the United Kingdom and Europe for highlighting atrocities being committed by India in the disputed territory.