Ali Raza Syed (Chairman Kashmir Council EU, Brussels): The people of Kashmir are expecting more from the international community to get their inalienable right to self-determination. Whatever Narendra Modi is doing in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is a blatant violation of not only the international laws but also in negation of the UN charter. The Indian forces are committing massive genocide in the held valley. In 1950s, the international community itself promised through the UN resolutions that Kashmiris should be given their right to self-determination. Unfortunately, the present fascist Indian regime is following the policies of Nazism in IIOJ&K. The Indian efforts to change the demography of Kashmir valley are against its own constitution. The world community needs to come forward and play an active role for a peaceful resolution of this long-standing dispute. In the parliamentary session of the European Union, the top agenda was the Kashmir issue. The world must take measures to stop India from committing human rights violations in IIOJ&K. Kashmir dispute is the main bone of contention between the two nuclear powers and any escalation could result in an atomic war that will be a disaster for the entire globe. The Indian forces are keeping the entire Hurriyet leadership behind the prison. The young Kashmiris are being arrested and taken to undisclosed places. But despite all these cruel tactics, the Indian government cannot suppress the determination of Kashmiri people to get their right of plebiscite.
Muhammad Afzal Khan (Member of Parliament, UK): The response of the international community toward Kashmir issue is quite disappointing. The main purpose of the establishment of the United Nations was to maintain peace across the globe. It was the UN itself that committed to hold a plebiscite in Kashmir and let the Kashmiris decide their fate but Kashmir issue is still unresolved even after the passing of 72 years. At the one end, the entire world is mobilized over the Russia-Ukraine conflict but on the other hand it has adopted double standards on the Kashmir dispute. The need of the hour is to apply the same rules and policies across the board. The international community must realize that Kashmir is surrounded by three nuclear powers and a nuclear war will be a threat not only for this region but the entire world as well.
Mushaal Hussein Mullick (Chairperson, Peace & Culture Organization): India is committing genocide in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Modi government has issued over six million domiciles to non-Kashmiris. The issue must be highlighted at international forums as India is involved in violations of international laws. The struggle of the Kashmiris to get their right to self-determination will continue. Many Kashmiris have been martyred in this regard but the Kashmiris are determined to get their fundamental right by all means. The Kashmiri women are being raped, and the young Kashmiris are being tortured to death. Every cruel tool to suppress the innocent Kashmiris is being used by the Indian forces. The international human rights organizations and world capitals must play a role to resolve this long standing issue.
Syed Basit Ahmad Sultan (Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir): Pakistan always stands by the Kashmir cause and the nation also expresses solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren. Pakistan has been highlighting the Kashmir issue at all international forums and will continue its moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris. Our diplomats in different countries have been highlighting the issue of Kashmir effectively. I would like to salute the brave Kashmiris that despite the worst atrocities by Indian forces, they are still determined to achieve what they have been striving for decades. Sooner or later, the Kashmir issue will be resolved as per the aspirations of Kashmiri people.