Britain gives a blow to India over Occupied Kashmir crisis
LONDON - In yet another diplomatic triumph, Pakistan gives a blow to India from Britain where major opposition party has passed historic resolution against Indian lockdown of Occupied Kashmir.
The UK's Opposition Labour Party on Wednesday passed an emergency motion on Kashmir calling for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to seek international observers to "enter" the region and demand the right of self-determination for its people, drawing criticism from the Indian diaspora representatives who described it as "ill conceived" and "misinformed", PTI has reported.
In contrast with the British government's official stand of Kashmir being a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, the Opposition resolution tabled at Labour's annual party conference in Brighton calls for intervention by Corbyn to ensure someone from the party is represented to attend the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the issue. Advertisement
"The conference urges the Labour party to ask Jeremy Corbyn or ensure someone from the labour party is represented to attend the UNHRC to demand the restoration of basic human rights including the freedom of speech and communication, the lifting of curfews, and to allow the humanitarian aid organisation and international observers to enter the region," reads the resolution.
The resolution was tabled on Tuesday by the Leyton and Wanstead and Nottingham East Constituency Labour Party wings and passed on Wednesday.