By Our Special Correspondent
A group of top Bahraini politicians called on the Kashmir delegation at the United Nations in Geneva and pledged to raise the issue of Kashmir inside the parliament of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Abdullah bin Ali bin Huwail, a member of Council of Representatives, Deputy Speaker of Asian Parliamentary Association, Chairman of Human Rights Committee in Parliament of Kingdom of Bahrain, invited the Kashmir Delegation to the UN to a meeting. The Kashmiri Delegation is attending the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
He said that the people in the Gulf states support the Kashmiri struggle for the right of self-determination according to UN resolutions.
“We support the negotiation for the resolution of longstanding Kashmir dispute and any resolution acceptable to the Kashmiris can bring sustainable peace in South Asia,” he said to the members of the Kashmiri Delegation.
Huwail pledged he will raise the issue of Kashmir on the floor of the Senate of Bahrain.
The Kashmiri Delegation raised the issue of Kashmiri students expelled from Indian universities for cheering Pakistan team in a sporting event.
The Kashmiri Delegation was led by Altaf Hussain Wani, and included Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan, Executive Director of Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR); Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, senior APHC leader, and Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director, Youth Forum for Kashmir (YFK), and Mrs. Shamim Shawl, senior APHC leader and Shagufta Ashraf.
In addition to Mr. Huwail, the Bahrain delegation consisted of Ahmed Almulla, member of Council of Representatives in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and member of the Committee on Legislative and Legal Affairs; Senator Ahmed Alsaati, Head of the Human Rights Committee; Nawaf al Moawda, the Ombudsman of Bahrain; Abdulrahman Bumajid, member of the Committee on foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security; and Ghada Habib, from the Ombudsman’s office.
The Kashmir Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva met the Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions and Extra Judicial Killings, Prof. Christof Haynas, and apprised him on the human rights situation in Indian-occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
Dateline Geneva June 11, 2014
For more information, contact Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani on + 41 77 924 8926 or Mr. Ahmed Quraishi + 41 77 9643655