British parliamentarians call for immediate relief operations in IoK

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Nottingham: Taking strong notice of the worsening human rights situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the British Parliamentarians have called for initiation of immediate relief operations in the troubled valley.

Urging the Red Cross, UNICEF and other international aid agencies to redouble their efforts to send food and medicines in IoK the British parliamentarians assured their full support to the people of Kashmir who continue to suffer as the valley reels under the suffocating siege for 47th consecutive day.

Reiterating their pledge to raise the plight of Kashmiris at every forum, the parliamentarians Lillian Greenwood, Alex Norris and Vernon Coaker stated that they will try their level best to have the European Parliaments with them in this regard.

The announcement by the three British parliamentarians came soon after they received a briefing on the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir by former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir, Sultan Mahmoud Chaudhry. Hosted by Nottingham City councilor Nighat, the briefing was also attended by Basharat Saleem, Councilor Angela Gill and others.

Speaking on the occasion Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry said that curfew has been in effect for more than five weeks in occupied Kashmir. He said that entire population of Kashmir valley has been deprived of food and medicine.

Expressing his deep concern over the world community’s indifference towards Kashmir he said that the international community’s criminal silence on the sufferings of Kashmiris was highly appalling. Urging Kashmiri diaspora community to play its much needed role to ward off humanitarian crisis in the IoK, the PTI president said, “As a representative of 15 million people of Kashmir I appeal you all to stand up and pressurize the international community to take immediate steps to bring food, medicine and other necessities to life in occupied Kashmir”.

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