On 10 November 2016, The Honourable Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan participated in an Event organized by the Embassy of Pakistan, The Hague in collaboration with Kashmir Peace Council Netherlands at the Hilton Hotel, The Hague to reaffirm solidarity with oppressed people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK) and condemn the massive Human rights violations by the Indian Security forces. More than two hundred Dutch citizens, media, government officials, Ambassadors and Embassy Officials, human rights organizations and Pakistani community members of Kashmir and Christian origin participated in the event.
Speaking on the occasion Reverend Eric of the Urdu Church Rotterdam quoted the Bible regarding the protection of the rights of others and urged the western countries to support the oppressed people of IOK to gain their right of self-determination. Another speaker Dr, Ginai who hails from Jammu and Kashmir expressed his anguish at the wanton use of force by the Indian security forces especially pellet guns which are blinding the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Manzoor Ahmed, member of Belgian legislature highlighted the efforts being made at the European Union level to bring the massive human rights violations in IOK in to limelight. Dr. Nazir Gilani, President JKCHR (UK) said that Pakistan was the only country in the world which supported the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Other speakers including Dr., Mr. Ali Raza Syed, Chairman EU Kashmir Council and Arial Gill condemned the ongoing massive human rights violations and demanded the world community and the United Nations to play their role in bring about an immediate end to the sufferings of the oppressed people of the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. A video depicting the atrocities inflicted on the innocent civilian Kashmiris by the Indian security forces including the indiscriminate use of pellet guns was screened during the event.
In her remarks the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Netherlands, Ms. Iffat Imran Gardezi said that The dispute of Jammu & Kashmir is a question of the lives and destiny of more than 10 million people. It was the United Nations which passed Resolutions in 1948 and 1949 and promised plebiscite to the People of Jammu & Kashmir giving them a choice, to dicide their fate. The Ambassador quoted statements made by the by the First Prime Minister of India, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru, on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir clearly indicating that the onus to fulfil the pledges made by him to accord the right of self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir rested squarely on the shoulders of the Indian leadership.
The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan shared his personal experience of belonging to a divided family and said that Pakistan is making all out efforts for highlighting the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir at all international forums especially the United Nations. He condemned the ongoing Massive Human Rghts violations in IOK and urged the international community and the Kashmiri diaspora to support the oppressed people of IOK to gain their right of self-determination.