Newly elected British Kashmiris MPS to become voice of Occupied Kashmir in World against India
*MUZAFFARABAD: **Newly elected British Kashmiris MPs to become voice of Occupied Kashmir in World against India.*
The newly elected British Kashmiri MPs have said that they would become the voice of millions of people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) in and outside the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Fifteen Britons of Pakistani and Kashmiri descent were elected to the UK Parliament in Friday’s general election which saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson returning to power after his Conservative party scored the biggest electoral win since 1987.
The Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) has described the victory of 15 Pakistani and Kashmiri origin Britons in the British elections as a “great moment” for the Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora in the UK. “It is a matter of pride that nine of the 15 newly-elected MPs belong to Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK),” Raja Fahim Kayani, the president of TeK’s UK chapter, said in a statement.
The Narendra Modi-led Indian government had stripped the IOK of its semi-autonomous constitutional status on August 5 and clamped a cruel curfew in the disputed region in an attempt to muzzle any protest against its illegal move. The curfew remains in place ever since while the international community maintains a criminal silence over the draconian move.
“I assure the people of IOK that we will support their cause according to the resolutions of UN Security Council,” said MP Afzal Khan, who has been elected to the UK Parliament on a Labour Party ticket from Gortan Manchester. “We will continue raising our voice for the Kashmiris in IOK,” he said while speaking to The Express Tribune by the phone.
Khalid Mehmood, also Labour Party MP from Birmingham, voiced similar sentiments, saying that they would stand with their Kashmiri brethren in the IOK through thick and thin.