Motion – We support a lasting political resolution on Kashmir, taking into account the wishes of the Kashmiri people
The members of the Combined Authority express deep concerns about the ongoing reports of human rights violations, and a communication blockade of over eight million people of Jammu and Kashmir since 5 August 2019 resulting in serious risk to life, liberty and security of persons in Kashmir.
We ask the UK Government to make urgent representations to the Indian Government through all available routes to ensure safeguards against human rights abuses are immediately put in place by restoring telecommunications; allowing full access to international humanitarian aid and human rights observers, releasing all political prisoners and finding a bi-lateral resolution taking into account the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the UN charter and resolutions.
- Proposed by Cllr Allan Brett, Leader of Rochdale Council
- Seconded by Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
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Article Published: 27/09/2019 15:23 PM