May 29, 2024

Moon Desk: UK Parliamentarians at a conference organized by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) at British Parliament expressed deep concern over the gross human rights violations taking place in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.  In this regard, the JKLF chief spokesman, Muhammad Rafiq Dar, in a statement issued in Islamabad, while giving details of the conference, said that the parliamentarians also raised their voice in favor of illegally incarcerated JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who has been unjustly convicted for life imprisonment in fake, fabricated and politically motivated cases filed against him by Indian notorious National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the dictates of extremist BJP government of India led by Narendra Modi. Besides the withdrawal of all politically motivated cases filed against Yasin Malik, the participants of the conference including over a dozen British MP’s demanded the release of all political prisoners languishing in different jails in India.

According to the statement, Richard Burgon MP from Leeds East chaired and conducted the conference. British MPs including Alex Sobel, Andy McDonald, Rachel Hopkins, Khalid Mehmood, Mohammed Yasin, John McDonnell, Stephen Timms, Imran Hussain, Ms. Naz Shah, Margaret Greenwood, Sam Tarry, Tan Dhesi MP, Tahir Ali and JKLF leaders delivered their speeches while as a large number of JKLF office bearers, veterans and members and other political representatives were present in the conference.

Rafiq Dar said that the speakers demanded for immediate and necessary steps to be taken to bring an end to the unabated human rights violations against freedom loving people of Kashmir by Indian forces. He added that the participants on the occasion made an important emphasis over the fact that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is not a bilateral territorial dispute between India and Pakistan to be resolved by them only. They unanimously agreed upon the fact that it is a matter of unfettered right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.

Reportedly, the participants urged the UK Parliament to form a group of its MP’s as ‘Fact Finding Mission’ to be sent to visit and assess the human rights situation in the occupied territory with free public access to the visiting mission.

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