Peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.Prime Minister Muhammad Farooq Haider

Reported by: The Voice of UK:(BARCELONA)Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider on Friday visited the Parliament of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and briefed a senior member and his colleagues on the situation obtaining in India held Kashmir in the wake of denial of the internationally acknowledged right to self determination of the Kashmiris and human rights violations at the hands of Indian army. The prime minister, who was accompanied by his principal secretary Raja Amjad Parvaiz Ali Khan and some other staff members, was welcomed by David Pérez Ibánez of the Socialists Party who showed him round different parts of the Parliament building, besides apprising him of the functioning and interesting features of the unicameral legislature. 
Later both leaders held a formal meeting in one of the committee rooms during which they exchanged views on the human rights situation in Kashmir as well as the dividends of a peaceful settlement of the lingering dispute that was posing a constant threat to global peace. 
Both leaders agreed for an official debate in the Parliament hall in the presence of the representatives of all parties, foreign office and media.  
All parliamentary parties in the Parliament of Catalonia would be invited to take part in the discussion which would be held in November this year with Mr Ibánez as its host. 
Earlier, the prime minister showed documentary evidence to Mr Ibánez as to how India was using pellet guns to blind younger generation of Kashmir to scare them into giving up their popular demand for right to self determination. 
“India has turned Kashmir into a military concentration camp and the military and paramilitary personnel have been given licence to kill anyone they like, under the shelter of what many international bodies have called as lawless laws,” he said, referring to Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act. 
The prime minister told Mr Ibánez that it was India herself that had taken Kashmir to the United Nations with a pledge to hold a free fair and impartial plebiscite in the region to ascertain the will of its inhabitants for their future status. 
However, he lamented, India had not only backed out of all of its commitments, it had also been using brute force against those who were reminding him of its forgotten pledges.
Mr Haider maintained that a peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions was in India’s own interest apart from the entire world community.
“This is why we call upon the international community to step in and force India to stop atrocities in occupied Kashmir, withdraw its troops and take other measures conducive to holding a UN sponsored referendum in the region,” he said. 

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