British Parliamentarians for right of self-determination for Kashmiris


LONDON: A number of British Parliamentarians have called for giving right of self-determination to Kashmiri people and have asked to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.

These views were expressed by Labour MP Jess Phillips, Lib Dem MEP Philip Bennion, former cabinet minister and MP  Liam Byrne, Conservative leader Marco Longhi while speaking at a Kashmir seminar on the International Day of Human Rights organized by the Tehreek-e-Kashmir, UK.

“First of all we have to recognize the fact that the Kashmir dispute is not a common ground issue, it is a nuclear flashpoint between two nuclear forces,” one of the MPs said. If nuclear war breaks out, it will not only be devastating for India and Pakistan, but the whole world will be engulfed by it. This will not leave China indifferent. The geographical position of the world is changing.

Speaking on the occasion, President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK Raja Fahim Kayani said that the universal human rights declaration was adopted by the United Nations on 10th December 1948.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a document that acts like a global road map for freedom and equality which protects the rights of every induvial, everywhere.

 The aim of this conference is to draw the world attention towards the continuous lockdown and curfew imposed by New Delhi government in Indian Occupied Kashmir since August 5, 2019, following the abrogation of Article 370 that gives the limited autonomy to the Indian Occupied Jammu Kashmir and Lakh.

He said that the people of Kashmir are being punished by the Indian army for the crime of right to self-determination which  was given by the United Nations, the Kashmir dispute is the longest unresolved issue in the United Nations, the security council of the united nations has passed more than 11 resolutions on the Kashmir dispute.

Three steps were mentioned to resolve this conflict in the resolutions, First step, ceasefire between India and Pakistan. The second one, demilitarize the region and third one hold plebiscite and let the people of Jammu and Kashmir decide their part of the resolution was implemented on 1st January 1949 and now two-third part of the resolution haven’t been implemented by the United Nations.