UK’s Labor Party Passed Kashmir Resolution Contrary To The Official Stand Of the UK Government
India took strong note of UK’s opposition Labor Party calling for international intervention on Kashmir issue. But Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar made it clear that there was no question of engaging with the Labor Party or its representatives on Kashmir.
What did UK’s Labor Party say on Kashmir?
The Labor Party passed an emergency motion on Kashmir in its meeting on Wednesday. The resolution demanded the right of self-determination for Kashmir and called for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to make way for international observer to “enter” the region to press for the right of the people.
What did the Labor Party resolution say?
The Labor Partytabled the resolution at its annual party conference in Brighton is very critical of the official stand of the UK government. It states that the party should attend the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to raise the Kashmir issue on the international forum. And it calls Jeremy Corbyn to ensure that someone from the party attends UNHRC session.
The resolution further reads that the party leader Jeremy Corbyn should meet high commissioners of India and Pakistan to pitch for “mediation” to restore normalcy in the state and to prevent escalation of nuclear conflict between the nuclear states.
What did India say on Labor Party’s resolution on Kashmir?
Indian government ruled out any possibility of mediation by anyone because Kashmir is a bilateral issue and India is firm on its stand. UK government also acknowledges Kashmir to be a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.