Kashmir Council EU to hold ‘Kashmir-EU Week’ at EU parliament next week

Ali Raza Syed Kashmir Council Europe

Kashmir Council EU would launch a week long programme on Kashmir at European Parliament in Brussels on 9th October 2017. The programme would be continued till 12th November.

 Addressing a press conference at eve the program, Chairman Kashmir Council EU Mr Ali Raza Syed said, The ‘Kashmir EU Week’ would be comprised of an International Conference, seminars, debates and a photos and handicraft exhibition on Kashmir. President World Kashmir Diaspura Alliance Europe Ch Khalid Mahmood Joshi, Prominent Kashmiri Leader Sardar Sadique and Chairman Kashmir Info MirshahJahan were also present during the press conference.

Mr Ali Raza Syed said, photographs from Indian Held Kashmir produced by a noted French photographer Cédric Gerbehaye would also be presented in the exhibition which would continue till 22 October in Brussels. The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Farooq Haider would participate in the program as chief guest and he would be accompanied by AJK’s Senior Minister Ch Tariq Farooq.

 The programme is being organised by Kashmir Council EU with the collaboration of other EU based Kashmiri organisations and a large people specially members of EU parliament, experts, intellectuals, human rights activists and scholars from Europe, Canada, Pakistan and Kashmir are invited to attend the programme. Member EU parliament Dr Sajjad Karim will be host of the program at EU parliament.  The annual event of Kashmir EU-Week is being arranged for many years and beside it, the council has so far held various other programmes in Europe on Kashmir conflict.

 Kashmir Council EU has so far held several programmes including conferences, seminars, meetings and debates on Kashmir and many of the programmes were arranged at European diplomatic, political, research and educational institutions. One million signature campaign on Kashmir is also continued by Kashmir Council EU in different European countries.

Chairman of the Council Ali Raza Syed who is coordinator of the programme further said, creating awareness about the large scale human rights violations in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK ) is main objective of the programmes.  According to him, a number of intellectuals, experts and parliamentarians would attend the opening ceremony of the programme and other programmes of Kashmir EU-Week as well.

He said, objectives of these programs to make maximum awareness on Kashmir issue in Europe as saying we also introduce new ways in order to attract the people towards Kashmir issue. Giving an example he said, a truck with Kashmir’s colours and Kashmiri songs in a recent community carnival was cause of special interest of the people in the context of Kashmir problem.

Chairman Kashmir Council EU Chairman said that the people of Kashmir have offered matchless sacrifices for the resolution of Kashmir dispute and the use of brutal force cannot stop them from continuing the struggle to achieve the inalienable right to self-determination.

Ali Raza Syed said that the people of Kashmir are determined to continue their peaceful struggle for liberation of Kashmir till its logical end.

 He said that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally acknowledged disputed territory and it is duty of the international community to help for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir problem.

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