Ex-Norway PM Bondevick attends Kashmir conference held at UK Parliament

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Pakistan sponsored international  on Kashmir held at the UK parliament has adopted a resolution calling  for the settlement of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions of Kashmir. 

The resolution  urged the International Community including the United Nations “to take immediate and effective measures to address the human rights situation in Kashmir”. 

The conference was addressed by Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Member British House of Lords, Sayeeda Warsi, shadow British Foreign Minister Debbie Abrahams, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake and ex-Prime Minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevick. 

Bondevick recently visited both sides of divided Kashmir to hold dialogue with the political and civil society groups. 

Addressing the conference, Qureshi said Kashmir was the oldest dispute on UN agenda. 

“Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination,” Qureshi said.  “I call upon  international community to break its silence over the ongoing atrocities and grave human rights violations in Kashmir.”

He also accused India of trying to “change the demography of the state”.

Bondevick also spoke and said Kashmir is the longest lasting conflict where people are suffering. He also said that  he visited Kashmir and was horrified “to see the humanitarian situation”.