BRUSSELS: The Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU), Ali Raza Syed, has urged France to ask India to end human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and give the Kashmiris their right to self-determination.
Ali Raza Syed in a statement issued in Brussels while commenting on the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Paris said, France and other world power know that Modi government is involved in severe violation of human rights in occupied Kashmir and different parts of India.
He strongly reacted to the conferring of Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian and military award, to Narendra Modi.
He said, the Indian Prime Minister does not deserve it because the violence against minorities in India increased since his ascension to power in 2014. “Recent violence in Manipur state of India motivated by Hindu majoritarianism and intolerance towards the minorities including Christians is one of the examples of the severe human rights violations by the Indian forces and Hindu fanatic groups,” he said.
Referring to the Kashmir dispute, Ali Raza Syed said, the international community knows that India has not fulfilled its promise to give the right to self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the last 75 years. The world community must pressurize India to withdraw its troops from occupied Kashmir and let the Kashmiris decide their political future by themselves through holding of a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir under the supervision of the UN.
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