Pakistan has successfully highlighted the Kashmir issue on almost every forum, as for the first timer European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs will discuss deteriorating situation of Kashmirn today (Sep 2).
Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan will attend the meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee. An AJK government press release said it is for the first time that the Kashmir issue will be discussed in the EU Parliament. The AJK prime minister will also meet the British parliamentarians in London.
Meanwhile, life remained paralyzed in the Kashmir valley and five districts of Jammu region due to unprecedented curfew and communications blackout imposed by the Indian government.
The Kashmir valley is cut-off from the rest of the world since August 05 when India revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Internet, mobile and landline services are dead and TV channels are shut since then. Local newspapers failed to publish their print and online editions. Shops and business establishments remain closed and schools, too, are empty of students amid the authorities’ claims that they had opened the primary, middle and high schools in the territory.
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