UK has ‘historic obligation’ to resolve Kashmir dispute: British MP


LONDON, (DNA) – British member of the parliament (MP) Ivan Lewis has urged the British government to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir dispute by terming it as “a historic obligation” on the country.In a letter addressed to United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, he said the region of Kashmir has been the epicenter of violence and territorial conflict for more than 70 years.He said at the time, the UK signed United Nations Security Council resolution 47, which demanded that the Kashmiri people were given right of self-determination through a free ,fair and impartial plebiscite.

Therefore, he reminded the foreign secretary, he must condemn the action of the Indian government of revoking Article 370 in its strongest terms.

He said it was the UK’s moral obligation to speak out and in the first instance demand a peaceful resolution to the escalating situation in the occupied Kashmir.