Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed receives special award for struggle on Kashmir
Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed has received a special award from Pakistan Union Norway for his tireless struggle on Kashmir cause in Europe.
The award was handed over to him by Chairman Pakistan Union Norway Mr Qamar Iqbal in a function in connection with Pakistan’s National Day in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The function was attended by a large number of Norwegians and Norwegian Pakistanis. A number of Norwegian officials including Mayor of Lorenskog Ms Ragnhild Bergheim (Labour Party), Former Minister of Justice Odd Einar Dørum (Liberal Party), Chairman of Finance Committee at Oslo City Parliament, Frode Jacobsen (Labour Party) were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Ali Raza Syed expressed thankfulness to Pakistan Union Norway for giving him the special award. He also lauded services of Pakistan Union Norway for Norwegian Pakistan Community and as well as its effective role for strengthening Pakistan-Norway relations.
Talking further about his award rendered by Pakistan Union Norway for Kashmir cause, Chairman Kashmir Council EU said, 70-year old Kashmir issue has been the direct cause of three wars between India and Pakistan and as well as it has caused untold misery to the people of the region.
He added, the people of Kashmir should be allowed to determine their own political future in a free atmosphere as it is basic democratic right. Regarding resolution of Kashmir issue, Chairman Kashmir Council EU further said, no solution that excludes the active participation and engagement of the Kashmiri people themselves can be ether legitimate or sustainable. Secondly the international community should play its full part as moderator and facilitator of a likely negotiation process in future.
He also highlighted the issue of recent horrible attacks of Indian security forces on peaceful protesters in Indian Held Kashmir as saying without sharing you my feelings of dismay at the terrible injuries inflicted on peaceful demonstrators and innocent by-standers by the Indian military personnel using pellet guns at close range.