Brussels: The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, will meet with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui at the Palais d’Egmont on Friday, 10 February 2017.
Ms. Gottemoeller together with Ms. Zerrougui will attend the International Conference on Children and Armed Conflict hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium at Palais d’Egmont with the presence of Her Royal Highness Queen Mathilde of Belgium.
The Deputy Secretary General will deliver some remarks on that occasion which will be available on the NATO website after the event.
Meanwhile Abdul Latif Bhat, Director of ‘Kashmir.Foundation EU’ has appealed all the participants especially both the heads of NATO and UN SRGC to raise the issue of the human rights violations committed by Indian Military in the occupied Kashmir by use of pellet guns resulting killings, maiming and blinding hundreds of unarmed youth and children during 2016 Uprising against Indian rule.
Kashmir.Foundation EU Director in a statement here said that Kashmiri Children are the most sufferers in the 25 years long ongoing conflict due to the largest deployment of troops by India that has turned the disputed state into a heaviest militarized zone on planet. He urged that NATO and UN should use their military and diplomatic channels to pressurise India to stop the human rights violations in Kashmir and give peace a chance so that this UN recognised long standing issue can be resolved.