Peace in South Asian can’t be achieved without resolving the Kashmir Issue: Fahim Kiyani

London: President Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) United Kingdom (UK) Fahim Kiyani said that the peace in the South Asian can’t be achieved without resolving the Kashmir issue, sooner or later India will have to accept the birth right of Kashmiri nation right to self-determination according to the United Nations resolutions. Fahim Kiyani said two months ago both India and Pakistan were on the brink of war. But all credit goes to prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan who responded sensibly to the Indian PM Modi war drum campaign. He said that if it had happened it wouldn’t affect only the South Asia region but also the whole world would face devastating consequences of this nuclear war.

Mr. Fahim Kiyani, chairman Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) United Kingdom (UK) expressed these views while addressing at an international conference titled “South Asia an inevitable nuclear weapons playground- A case for international intervention” was held at the Birmingham City Council House in Victoria Square organized by the World Sikh Parliament. The keynote speakers were Anthea McIntyre, MEP & Chairperson Friends of Kashmir in European Parliament. Dr Iqtidar Cheema Member UN Global steering Committee on Prevention of Genocide and Atrocity Crimes, Dr Annie Waqar Department of Politics and International Relations University of Westminster.

Speakers in an international conference held in Birmingham appealed the world community to settle all political disputes in South Asia aimed to bring peace and security in South Asia. The speakers in the moot arrived at a clear consensus that war must not be an option to settle the disputes in South Asia, due to the unacceptable risk of nuclear conflict.

The gathering called for conflict resolution through dialogue and implementation of international laws. The conference resolutions made it clear that the rights of the Kashmiris and the Sikhs to self-determination in their respective homelands were key to achieving durable peace in the region. The conference also resolved to take this progressive agenda to the United Nations and to all state parties involved in the South Asia region, so that the voice of all stakeholders in peace could shape the destiny of the troubled region.

Chairman Tehreek-e-Kashmir appreciated the statement given by world Sikh parliament that the Sikh community will not become part of Modi’s Madness for the war and they will not participate in the war. It was hosted by Ranjit Singh Srai, Human Rights Council member of the World Sikh Parliament. The keynote speakers were Anthea McIntyre, MEP & Chairperson Friends of Kashmir in European Parliament.

Rev Canon Dr Joshva Raja John Christopher Academic Co-Dean, Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life, Prof Nazir Ahmed Shawl Kashmir Concern, Phil Bennion Vice Chair of Liberal Democrat party’s International Relations Committee, , Muzzammil Ayyub Thakur Director Justice Foundation , Graham Williamson Chairman Nation without states, Coordinator, World Sikh Parliament (conveying message of Sri Akal Sahib Jathedar), Irfan Tahir Senior Journalist and Director WNTV UK,  Manpreet Singh Coordinator, World Sikh Parliament and TV presenter, Dr Gurnam Singh Lecturer, Coventry University and TV presenter, Amrik Singh Sahota, OBE President, Council of Khalistan, Simranjeet Singh Aston University Khalistan Society, Jaspreet Singh: National Union of Students, Gurpreet Singh Saving Punjab and Dupinderjeet Singh Sikhs for Justice  a as well as leading members of Sikh and Kashmiri organizations and others. Representatives of the major UK political parties also participated in the event.

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