EU urged to put pressure on India to stop violations in Kashmir

Kashmiris have urged EU to put pressure on India to stop human rights violations in the Himalayan Valley.

EU urged to put pressure on India to stop violations in Kashmir

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kashmiris have urged the European Union to put pressure on India to stop human rights violations in the Himalayan Valley and to help resolve the 63 years old Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R and Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society have stressed on EU officials while talking to a delegation of European countries, Kashmir Media Service said.

The Himalayan region is at the heart of a decades-long dispute between India and Pakistan, who have fought two of their three wars over the issue since they won freedom from British rule in 1947.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) met the European delegation and apprised it of the stepped up Indian violation.

Kashmiris see India as an “occupier” and accuse the ruling of systematic violations, killing dozens of civilians in Himalayan region.

The JKCCS members deplored that the European Union had passed a resolution in July 2008 demanding impartial and transparent probe into the unnamed graves discover in occupied Kashmir but the Indian government was yet to start the probe.

Tens of thousands of Muslims have been killed since pro-independent moves grew against Indian rule in 1989.

In 1948, the United Nations adopted a resolution calling for a referendum for Kashmir to determine whether the Himalayan region should be part of India and Pakistan. But India has rejected to hold referendum in Kashmiri territory.

Indian security forces have been accused in the past of human rights violations, including rape and extrajudicial killings.

The European delegation included Lisa Valjento, Aslak Brun, Danny Anan and Andress Sjoberg, according to the report.

Last Mod: 21 Nisan 2010, 08:45
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