Members of the European Parliament Host Briefing Session on Khalistan

By South Asia Peace Forum European Parliament, PRNE
Thursday, December 3, 2009

BRUSSELS, December 4 - Members of the European Parliament and Members of the South Asia Peace
Forum today jointly hosted a briefing session on "Khalistan: The Hidden

The briefing was attended by 15 MEPs. The discussions focused on the
activities of Khalistani groups in Europe and the threat they could pose to
the European Union. The banned Khalistani groups in India and Europe were
approaching International Organizations like the United Nations and European
Parliament. Therefore the MEPs needed to be careful when they received
requests for meetings from such groups and people.

The group highlighted their willingness to organize further briefings
with counter parts from Parliament of India to discuss ways and methods of
combating terrorist groups like the Khalistanis.

The group agreed to meet in January 2010 to examine the issue further and
looked forward to receiving further information including briefings about the
Khalistan movement and methods necessary for combating the agenda of the
Khalistani groups.

Media Contact: Ms. Maria Rutowicz, prwire.ep at, Tel: +32-2-706-4763

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