London: Raja Fahim Kayani, President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK said that MP Debbie Abrahams, chairperson All Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir (APPGK) will start the debate on the current situation of Kashmir on 26th March 2020 in the House of Commons. Kayani urged British Pakistani and Kashmiri community to invite their MPs to attend the debate and become voice of voiceless people of occupied Kashmir.
Fahim Kayani said that this will be the fourth debate on Kashmir in the House of Commons in last 20 years. First Debate on Kashmir was secured by Conservative Party MP Steve Baker on 15 September 2011 for to ‘give a voice to the thousands of British Kashmiri constituents who are entitled to representation in their parliament.
Second debate took place on 11 September 2014 that debate was opened by David Ward, Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Tobias Ellwood, responded to the debate for the Government.
Third debate was convened by conservative party MP David Nuttal MP, chairman all party parliamentary group on Kashmir on 19th Jan 2017. MPs discussed human rights issues and the atrocities carried out on in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir during the three hour debate, watched by a packed public gallery.
In these debates House of Commons urged the international community and United Nationas to play their respetvie role to settle the decade old issue, and further called both Pakistan and India to commence peace negotiations to establish a long term solution in accordance with the provisions of UN Security Council resolutions.”
It is reminded that MP Debbie Abrahams of Labour Party was denied entry to India last month.