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UK rejects India’s request to disallow Kashmir event in London

New
Delhi, February 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): The United Kingdom has said that it will not
interfere in the proposed hosting of Pakistan-backed conference on Kashmir in
British Parliament in London on Monday, February 04, on the eve of Kashmir
Solidarity Day observed by Pakistanis across the globe. A spokesperson of
British High Commission in New Delhi told India Today that UK Members of
Parliament are independent of government and it is for individual members to decide
who they meet and for what purpose.

Meanwhile,
spokesman of Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar in a weekly briefing
said that India had taken up the matter with the UK and expected the British
government to address India’s concerns. “We have taken it up with the UK very
strongly. We hope that they will understand our objections to the proposed
conference and take appropriate action,” said Raveesh Kumar.

The
meeting being organised in the House of Commons by the All Party Parliamentary
Group on Pakistan (APPG-Pakistan) would be participated by Conservative and
Labour Party MPs. This would be followed by an exhibition in London to
highlight the centrality of Kashmir dispute and the grave human rights
violations against the Kashmiri people, by India, which are being widely
condemned and need to be immediately stopped,” read a statement by Pakistan’s
Foreign Office.

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information, contact:

Kashmir
Media Service

Phone:
+92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549

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+92-51-4861736

Email:
info@kmsnews.org

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www.kmsnews.org

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