The European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) has demanded the Indian government to immediately lift the 29-day curfew in occupied Kashmir, which has created a humanitarian crisis in the troubled valley.

Expressing serious concern over the continued lockdown, suspension of all communication means and media blackout in the Muslim-majority region, the European Parliament strongly criticised India and condemned the Modi-led government for its brutal action that has brought life to a standstill in the held Kashmir.

Raising their voice for the oppressed Kashmiris, the members also demanded India to begin a dialogue with Pakistan, adding that the European Union (EU) and the European Parliament should issue a reactionary statement on the situation in occupied Kashmir as soon as possible.



Meanwhile, over a million Kashmiris in the United Kingdom (UK) have boycotted Indian rice in protest against New Delhi’s move to strip Kashmir of its special status.

According to Radio Pakistan, 1.2 million British Kashmiris have boycotted the Indian product to send a message to the country against abrogation of Article 370.

The report said that Indian rice has also been put on sale at lower prices due to the decrease in demand in the UK.