EU asked to raise rights of Kashmiris in its Summit with India

The Chairman of Kashmir Council (KCEU) Ali Raza Syed, has asked the European authorities to raise the issue of human rights violations in its Summit with India in Portugal.

The European leaders who will be assembled in Porto, the city of Portugal, today (8 May 2021), will also talk the Indian leaders including Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, via a video conference.

The KCEU Chairman, Ali Raza Syed, dispatched an open letter in the context of human rights in India and Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to Charles Michel, President of the European Council, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission and Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs who will participate in the Summit.

The letter says, our organisation, KCEU, together with numerous international human rights bodies urges the European Union to raise the fast-deteriorating human rights situation in India and IIOJK during its Summit with the Indian leaders.

The letter maintains that there are now hundreds of Kashmiri political leaders and pro-freedom activists detained in Indian jails, many of them held illegally and without any reason. Among these are prominent political leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi and many other notable figures.