The European Parliament will hold a hearing on “human rights violations” in Kashmir on January 23, 2019.
Wajid Khan the Labour party parliament announced the development on his Twitter handle late Friday night, “Great news, European Parliament will hold hearing on human rights violations in Kashmir,” he wrote while adding a picture which had a text message on it.
“After months of campaigning, I have secured a historic hearing on the human rights abuses in Kashmir in the European Parliament on January 23, 2019. For too long the word has turned a blind eye
Great news, European Parliament will hold hearing on human rights violations in Kashmir.
…now, more than ever to give a voice to the voiceless. The press in Kashmir has operated under tremendous pressures of reporting from a conflict zone but since August 2019 we find ourselves in unchartered territory. The Kashmir Walla is among the oldest independent media outlets in Kashmir and has withstood successive lockdowns as well as attempts to suppress us, fighting back with authoritative ground reports based on facts.
We believe in making the powers that be accountable to their actions but to also hold the mirror to the society. We believe in covering all sides of the story and that empowerment in essence means the ability to make informed decisions. As such we have not allowed our journalism to be influenced by the pressures.
Despite the new and still unknown pressures, we are all the more committed to keep informing you of events and stories that matter. Our recent coverage of events has brought us an increased readership. However, the coronavirus pandemic and resultant economic crisis has affected our operational capabilities. We are facing an existential threat but only your support can help us withstand this and maintain our editorial independence.