Brussels, March 30: A large number of Kashmiris and their sympathizers held protest demonstrations, on Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s arrival in Brussels, the Belgium’s capital and EU headquarters.
The protest was led by the Chairman Kashmir Council European Union (KCEU) Ali Raza Syed, at Place Schumann (near Metro Stop Schumann) in front of the EU Council and Commission Offices where Modi’s meetings took place. The protesters raised high pitched anti-India and anti Modi slogans.
The protest was against Indian atrocities on the people of occupied Kashmir and harassment of Kashmiri students studying in different Indian universities. It was also meant to condemn the fascist and extremist policies of Modi’s government against various minorities and other oppressed segments in Indian society.
The Council Chairman, Ali Raza Syed, while addressing the protesters said, the Kashmiris have been worst victim of Indian state terrorism.
Regarding the free trade access of India to the European market and the upcoming bilateral summit, Ali Raza Syed demanded that the EU should link its trade with the betterment of human rights situation in different parts of India and Jammu and Kashmir. He maintained that being an influential international body, the EU could play important role for ending the human rights abuses in the occupied territory.
The organisations which cooperated in connection with the protest, were included World Kashmir Diaspura Alliance, Free Kashmir Org Germany, Kashmir Info, Kashmir Committee Sweden, Kashmir European Alliance Norway, Kashmir Centre Holland, International Council for Human Development, JKLF Belgium and other.
Former Prime Minister of AJK Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhary was also among the speakers of the demonstration. He said, for a long time, people of Kashmir are facing brutalities committed by Indian forces. He said, we will continue our struggle against the fascist policies of Modi government specially atrocities against the people of Kashmir.