DLP launches signature campaign in Europe

Jammu Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party (DLP) launched two-day Europe-wide signature campaign in Amsterdam on April 23 and 24, a DLP spokesman said in a statement.

Jammu Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party (DLP) launched two-day Europe-wide signature campaign in Amsterdam on April 23 and 24, a DLP spokesman said in a statement.

 "Hundreds of signatures were gathered in two days by holding the signature campaign in Amsterdam's main city centre at the Rembrandt-Square. Signature campaign is an effort to create awareness regarding the Kashmir-issue in general and the proposed annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan by Pakistan and the illegal construction of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor in particular. Thousands of booklets with Jammu & Kashmir's historical and political background and flyers with an appeal to support the cause were distributed to the European public," the DLP spokesman said.

"The Party leader Junaid Qureshi said that if Pakistan imposes its sovereign writ over Gilgit-Baltistan, India will have a political and moral right to fully integrate JK into India and scrap Article 370 of its constitution which gives JK a special status. This would pave way for further division of already divided Jammu & Kashmir. It is very important to raise our voice against such designs and seek support on international platform and among international human rights organizations and activists," he added.

"The proposed annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan and the construction of this illegal corridor complimented by the military benefits for both China and Pakistan and an investment of 46 billion dollars have all the ingredients to exacerbate the complexities of the Kashmir issue, threaten peace, cement China's stake in Jammu & Kashmir and thereby jeopardize any solution to this long-standing conflict," the spokesman quoted Junaid Qureshi as having said.

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