Kashmir and Kashmiris aspire for peace and security
Kashmir Updates - The Nation - July, 03 2019
International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM) in collaboration with International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR), Indigenous Peoples Nations Coalition (IPNC) and South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights (SACFPHR) organised a parallel event at the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) at the Palais Des Nations.
The common thread of the distinguished panellists revolved around the Kashmiris aspiration to have their fundamental human rights for peace and security achieved through the process extending their inalienable right to self-determination.
In his opening remarks, Member of the European Parliament Dr Prof Klaus Buchner notes with regret that India has blocked the Kashmiris referendum with terrible consequences resulting in massive gross human rights abuses in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). He further remarked that the newly elected Indian government must not make the situation in IoK worse. “Indian trade and economy is not important, human rights and peace should prevail, it is heartening to know that Kashmiris want peace and security and that is optimistic,” MEP Klaus Buchner declared.