Labour party moved for restoration of basic rights in IOK

London, September 25, 2019 (PPI-OT): A resolution moved during the Kashmir debate at the British opposition Labour Party’s annual conference in Brighton urged the party to play its role in the restoration of basic human rights, the lifting of curfews, and the granting of permission to humanitarian aid organisation and international observers to enter clampdown-hit occupied Kashmir.

The resolution was proposed by Uzma Rasool from Leyton Constituency and Seconded by Cllr Neghat Khan and was supported by Naz Shah MP and Kaneez Akhtar from Keighley.

All four daughters of Kashmir represented the Jammu and Kashmir people in their political Party.

JKSDMI led by Cllr Yasmine Dar, Chairperson JKSDMI UK and Mohammed Azam played a crucial role in tabling the motion.

Raja Najabat Hussain, Chairman JKSDMI, was personally present in the Labour Party Conference in Brighton to support his team.

The text of the resolution goes as under:

This emergency motion is on Kashmir as the UNHRC is meeting this week to discuss the worsening situation in Kashmir.

This conference notes:

While we have been meeting here, Pakistan and India are discussing the issue of Kashmir at the United Nations as there is a major humanitarian crisis taking place in the Kashmir region and several exchanges of fire across the Line of Control have taken place.

The enforced disappearance of civilians, the state endorsed sexual violence of women by armed forces and the overall prevalence of human rights violations in the region not only continues but has exasperated further in the past week.
The house arrest/ imprisonment of mainstream politicians and activists and restrictions on journalistic freedom.

The ongoing communications blackout causing disruption for medical agencies and families not knowing the safety of their relatives.

The conference urges the Labour party to:

Ask Jeremy Corbyn to attend the UNHRC to demand the restoration of basic human rights including the freedom of speech and communication, the lifting of curfews, and to allow the humanitarian aid organisation and international observers to enter the region.

Jeremy Corbyn to meet high commissioners of both India and Pakistan to ensure there is mediation and restoration of peace and normality to prevent a potential nuclear conflict.

Accept that Kashmir is a disputed territory and the people of Kashmir should be given the right of self-determination in accordance with UN resolutions.

The Labour party to stand with the Kashmiri people fighting against occupation, this is vital as we stand for social justice and ethical foreign policy.

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