Mirwaiz attends parliamentary debate over K-issue in House of Commons
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Sep 16: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday reached London to attend the parliamentary debate in House of Commons over Kashmir issue, a spokesman of the conglomerate said in a statement.
He said Mirwaiz witnessed the 3- hour debate, first time in past 63 years, from the reserved speakers’ chamber. “The debate was initiated by Steve Baker Member Parliament. While initiating the debate, Baker refereed to the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir,” the spokesman said.
“He pleaded that in order to bring peace and prosperity in the region global fraternity should respond to this challenge and added that providing democratic right to self determination to the people is a much needed remedy along with total demilitarization of Kashmir,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Lyn Brown MP proposed creation of an international commission to probe the atrocities in JK. The demand was also endorsed by other members of the parliament.
During the debate, voices were also raised about fact finding mission by an independent body like EU parliament.
Concluding the debate Minster for Asia welcomed India- Pakistan engagement and stressed on resolving the issue according to the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The spokesman said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq welcomed and thanked the British parliamentarians for their efforts to help the people of Kashmir for attaining their basic rights including the right to self determination and also held meeting with different MPs. He latter on addressed the press along with Steve Baker , A M Tramboo and N A Shawl.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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