British parliamentarian and head of All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG), Debbie Abrahams has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to take note of grave human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) since the abrogation of its autonomous status by the Naredra Modi-led government.
Debbie wrote a letter to Premier Johnson in which she voiced concerns over deteriorating human rights situation in IIOJK including extra-judicial killing of Kashmiri youth.
Kashmiri leaders, including Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) President Altaf Ahmed Bhat and Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK President Fahim Kayani appreciated the letter of MP Debbie to UK prime minister.
They said that the United Kingdom has to play a decisive role in resolving Kashmir dispute and termed the recent debate in House of Commons as a constructive step for Kashmir freedom movement globally.
MP Debbie said while she fully supported PM Johnson’s endeavours to the strengthen country’s foreign and trade relations, the primacy of human rights issues should not be compromised by any trade deal.
“I need to make you [PM Johnson] aware of the strongly held views of Parliamentarians of all political parties have regarding the primacy of human rights and that these cannot be compromised in any trade deal.”