International pressure mounts on India over Occupied Kashmir lockdown
LONDON - Members of European Union Parliament have called for trade and travel sanctions on India over the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
These views were expressed at a conference jointly organised by Friends of Kashmir Group in the European Parliament and the Jammu-Kashmir Self-Determination Movement at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Co-Chair of the Friends of Kashmir Group in the EU parliament, Richard Corbett, called for utilising all possible means to mount pressure on India to ease the military curfew in occupied Kashmir.
The Friends of Kashmir group also proposed that a resolution be presented in the EU regarding the situation in the occupied valley.
Last month, members of this group had visited Azad Kashmir. During the visit, the EU members had a chance to meet the victims of unprovoked attacks from India on the Line of Control, and the relatives of those who had lost their lives in these attacks.