ASEAN’s support on Kashmir

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The world community has started taking notice of the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir and raised voice on it. After statements from Turkey, Malaysia, Germany in support of Kashmiris, ASEAN countries also condemned human rights violation in held Kashmir. The Association of the Southeast Asian Nations Parliamentarians termed Kashmir dispute, a global issue and assured to raise the predicament of Kashmiris at international and regional forums till its resolution.

The 17-members Parliamentary delegation of Association of Southeast Asian Nations led by Dato Muhammad Azmi Abdul Hamid, President of Majlis Perundingan Islam, Malaysia paid a three day official visit to Pakistan from Monday to Wednesday. The delegation included members of the Parliaments of Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore. The objective of the visit was to get insight of the Kashmir issue. The delegation during meeting with Pakistani leadership condemned the Indian oppression against innocent Kashmiris depriving them of their human rights and identity.

The delegation visited Pakistan at a time when Kashmiri people are being subjected to worst lockdown in global history depriving them of their fundamental rights. The 94-daylong lockdown has turned the valley into a jail, aggravating their miseries in terms of blocking communication and non-supply of food items and medicines. Thousands of youth has been subjected to abduction, torture and custodial killings besides indiscriminate use of arms on innocent women and children. After getting a clear picture of the grave situation in the Held Kashmir, the Parliamentarians will be able to propagate the Kashmir issue in true perspective in their respective countries and Parliaments for putting diplomatic pressure on India to resolve the issue as per its international commitments and aspiration of people of the valley.

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