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Kashmir conflict is international human rights issue: British MPs

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

19th Feb, 2020. 07:51 pm
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Debbie Abrahams

ISLAMABAD: The British lawmakers, whom India denied a visit to Kashmir, stated on Wednesday that situation in the Occupied Valley, Kashmir had turned into a serious human rights issue, demanding all states under the United Nations Charter to notice and act.

According to the sources of APP, Lawmakers Debbie Abrahams and Imran Hussain in a press conference along with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office, called for an immediate response by international community to take urgent notice of worsening human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Debbie Abrahams said on Twitter, “The UN Convention on human rights demands that the international community challenge states who are failing to protect the HRs of their citizens. Pse read UN report on human rights abuses in Indian-administered Kashmir & Pakistani-administered Kashmir.”

Debbie Abrahams, who chairs All Parties Kashmir Group, was deported from Delhi a day ago for her open stance on the ongoing human rights situation in Kashmir.

Abrahams said the group members would report back to their parties on India denying the visit and Pakistan allowing for an independent monitoring of its respective side of Kashmir.

“We are not here for sight-seeing, but because that we are deeply concerned about the human rights situation in Kashmir, and we are constantly raising it,” she said.

To a question on UK’s response on looming threat of genocide in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, she said the independent group did not represent the British government and could not speak on its behalf. However, she said the group had host of ways to draw attention to the relevant authorities in this regard.

“We as parliamentarians will lobby our governments towards the issue of geo-political significance as two nuclear powers [Pakistan and India] could come to loggerheads with each other,” she said.


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