British MPs stand for grant of right to self-determination to Kashmiris

British MPs stand for grant of right to self-determination to Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Members of UK Parliament have demanded that the people of Jammu and Kashmir must be given the right to self-determination to enable them to decide their future by themselves.

MPs, David Nuttall and Philip Davies during the debate on Kashmir, that took place in the House of Commons in London at the main Chamber, said that the Kashmiris should be afforded the same right to self-determination as was given to the British people in the form of the Brexit vote, KMS reported.

David Nuttall, the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir, said he appreciated the government needed to "tread a careful path" to avoiding harming relations with India or Pakistan. "But a candid and true friend is one who sometimes says things that the other friend may find unpalatable," he said.

Intervening, Philip Davies said, "Surely it is not a question of supporting either the Indian government or the Pakistan government, it's about supporting the people of Kashmir.

A cross-party group of MPs led by David Nuttall is calling upon the British government to raise allegations of breaches of human rights in occupied Kashmir at the UN and to encourage India and Pakistan to start peace negotiations to establish a long-term solution of the Kashmir dispute based on the right of the Kashmiri people to determine their own future.