Yesterday, I had the privilege of embarking on a deeply moving journey to a Kashmiri displaced persons refugee camp in Muzzaffarabad. The experience was a stark reminder of the human cost of conflict and displacement, as I listened to the harrowing stories of individuals who have been forced to flee their homes in Indian-occupied Kashmir due to unimaginable terror and violence.

I had the opportunity to sit down with several internally displaced persons and listen to their firsthand accounts of the atrocities they endured. Their stories were heartbreaking, filled with tales of loss, fear, and trauma. Many recounted the horrors of living under constant threat of violence, forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods in search of safety and refuge.

The resilience and courage displayed by the displaced Kashmiris in the face of such adversity were truly humbling. Despite the immense challenges they have faced, they remain determined to rebuild their lives.

In the aftermath of my visit to the Kashmiri displaced persons refugee camp, I am more committed than ever to advocating for the rights and well-being of displaced communities.