Madrid: In a meeting with Senator Oscar Lopez, Secretary International Relations and Spokesman of the Socialist Party of the Spain, President Masood Khan urged Spanish Parliament and European Parliament to take notice of the serious human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
He said: “A whole nation, who has yet to decide its future, is being brutalised by India as retaliation for its aspiration for freedom and self-determination”, he said demanding that India should be held accountable for its crimes against humanity in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Senator Oscar Lopez said that the situation in Kashmir was worrying and the human rights of the people of Kashmir must be respected and protected. He said that lawmakers in the Spanish Parliament were already seized of the situation and would cooperate in the efforts to ameliorate it.
Pablo Yanez, Head of the International Cooperation of the political party Ciudadanos, called on President Masood Khan and expressed concern over the continuing tensions in South Asia and the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Spanish leaders underlined the need for dialogue between India and Pakistan to address the longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir and contribute to peace and security.
Sardar Masood Khan said that the people of Kashmir appreciate attention of Spanish Parliament and Spanish Members of European Parliament to the human rights and humanitarian crisis in Kashmir.
Later in the day, the President of Azad Kashmir also briefed editorial boards of leading Spanish newspapers – El Pais and ABC – about the killings, torture, blindings, and incarcerations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and urged the European media to highlight the atrocities in IOK. He also address addressed a gathering of Pakistani and Kashmiri community hosted by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Spain, Mr. Rafat Mahdi.