New Delhi (NVI): A member of the European Parliament from Poland, Ryszard Czarnecki, who is part of EU delegation visiting Jammu and Kashmir, had earlier in September publicly backed India’s stand over terrorism in Kashmir.
“We should look at a series of terrorist acts which took place in India and also in Jammu and Kashmir,” Czarnecki had said during his address at EU parliament in September this year.
Ostensibly referring to Pakistan, Czarnecki had said, “Those terrorists did not come from the moon. Unfortunately, they came from the neighbour. It should also be viewed in that context,” according to a video available on social media.
He had said, “Let’s remember an important fact. India is the world’s biggest democracy and also in the context of our democracy, let me say that it is perhaps our only democratic ally in that part of Asia. I think we should adopt a broader view.”
“In my opinion as a European democracy. We should support democratic India,” he had added.
The delegation of 27 European MPs from UK, Poland, France and other countries reached Srinagar on October 29. They will interact with locals to assess the ground situation in Kashmir.
This is the first foreign delegation visiting J&K after the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir granted under article 370.