British MPs Want Brexit Style Referendum For Kashmir

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“Pellet wounds are brutal, they are a brutal response by the Indian authorities, they send a brutal message to the Kashmiri people and they leave brutal scars.”

In only the second debate in the House of Commons since twenty years on Kashmir. British Members of Parliament discussed on the issue of Kashmir after a debate was secured by MP David Nutall of the Conservative Party.

In what was an impassioned long debate, the usage of pellet guns dominated the proceedings.

British MPs of Kashmiri descent, reiterated their support to the self determination of their motherland by advocating a Brexit style referendum in Kashmir.

Khalid Mahmood, the first British MP of a Kashmiri descent raised the issue of mass graves in Kashmir. While as Virendra Sharma from the Labour party said “I think that, between my schooldays and now, I have visited Kashmir 14 times in my life, so I am quite familiar with the economic, social and political conditions there” that was met with a sarcastic reply by .
Simon Danczuk who asked if he acknowledges that Indian authorities create hurdles for the other British MPs to visit Kashmir.

Shadow minister Shabana Mahmood told MPs the use of pellet guns by Indian authorities was “a brutal response”.

She said: “Nobody in Jammu or Kashmir has voted to be hurt, to be injured, to be beaten up, to be raped, to be blinded or to be killed.”

“Pellet wounds are brutal, they are a brutal response by the Indian authorities, they send a brutal message to the Kashmiri people and they leave brutal scars.”

In the debate, other MPs (include their names) also spoke on Kashmir. A resolution was passed asking the British government to raise the issue of Kashmir in the United Nations. It also impressed upon India and Pakistan to establish a long-term solution on the future of governance of Kashmiri people in accordance with the United Nations resolutions.

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