This is for India, Pakistan to find a permanent solution in Kashmir, the UK says

This is for India, Pakistan to find a permanent solution in Kashmir, the UK says. (Representative)

London:

The UK government on Wednesday reiterated its unchanged stance that the situation in Kashmir is an issue for India and Pakistan to find a permanent political solution to the issue.

Responding to a debate held in the Parliament House on the “political situation in Kashmir”, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Minister Nigel Adams insisted that it was for Britain to play a mediating role in the bilateral case Is not.

“government policy [on Kashmir] Remains constant, it remains unchanged. We believe that it is up to India and Pakistan to find a lasting political resolution to the situation that takes into account the wishes of the Kashmiri people … as stated in the Shimla Agreement, “Adams as Minister Said in its capacity. For Asia.

“It is not appropriate for the UK government to find a solution or act as a mediator,” he said.

At the end of the debate at Westminster Hall in the House of Commons, the minister referenced the Democratic elections to the District Development Council (DDC) held in the region in December last year, which Labor Party MP Barry Gardiner called for freeing . And fair participation of more than 50 percent of the local electorate.

And, while responding to the issues raised by cross-party MPs around the repeal of Article 370, which created Jammu and Kashmir as Union Territories in August 2019, the Minister released the release of leaders in protective custody and Reports of broadband restrictions are being welcomed in the area.

He said, “We understand that some of these restrictions have been waived, with broadband / Internet access partially restored with access to social media. This is welcome news, but more to be done. Should … “, he said.

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The debate, organized by backbench members of parliament led by Sarah Owen of Labour, involved the participation of cross-party British MPs, many of whom have the basis of a large Kashmiri migrant constituency.

“The people of Kashmir deserve the opportunity to succeed and succeed, so broadly we welcome the commitment that the Government of India has made to the economic and social development of Kashmir”, Adams said.

India has clearly told the international community that the outbreak of Article 370 was its internal matter. It also advised Pakistan to accept the reality and stop all anti-India propaganda.

The Indian High Commission in London sought to highlight that since last year, a smart Wi-Fi project has enabled high-speed Internet access in the region and that terrorist attacks, challenging weather conditions and the Kovid-19 epidemic , Elections were held in December 2020 despite threats from the landscape DDC.

“J&K has not only normalized since August 2019 but is actually moving forward on a positive trajectory of optimism and development in all areas,” a High Commission fact sheet reads.

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