Hypocrisy in the Halls of UK’s Power Corridors ; Kashmiri rights outfits

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

MIRPUR (AJK),   (Parliament Times) : Britain-based Kashmiris’ rights outfits – ‘Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK’ and World Kashmir Freedom Movement on Monday applauded the British Government’s recent statement against the Myanmar Junta’s recent murder of children, calling it a “new low” for the regime, it was officially said by the two forums.

“In a joint letter to the British Prime Minister and his cabinet colleagues, the illustrious Kashmiris’ forums also welcomed Boris Johnson’s recent meeting with those who, what the press message said “have been shining a light on the gross human rights violations being perpetrated against Uyghur Muslims”.says a message reaching and released to the media simultaneously in London and Mirpur on Monday.

The TeK President Raja Fahim Kayani and WKFM President Muzzammil Ayyub Thakur, at the same time questioned why the British government have not shown the same courage in condemning India’s atrocities in Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and why they have not met with Kashmiri Diaspora to discuss the mass gross human rights violations and reign of State terrorism unleashed against the innocent freedom-monger population of the Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

“The double standards you and your government have shown are unacceptable. If you have the courage to call out the Myanmar military and be appraised of the conditions of the Uyghurs, then you must do the same when it comes to India’s war crimes, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, genocide, demographic change and settler colonialism in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the longest outstanding issue on the UN agenda”, the Kashmiri Diaspora community leaders said .

“With more than One million citizens in the United Kingdom from the disputed region of IIOJK State, it is outrageous that you are prepared to welcome Narendra Modi to the G7, a mass murderer also referred to the Butcher of Gujarat who at one point was banned from entering the UK. You risk alienating a key demographic and identifying yourself as a hypocrite, who condemns Myanmar’s actions, but not India’s; who hears the plight of Uyghurs, but not Kashmiris”, the TeK President Raja Fahim Kayani and WKFM President Muzzammil Ayyub Thakur said in the joint message.

They urged upon the British Prime Minister, through their letter to uphold the British commitment towards safety of human rights the world-over by not turning a blind eye to the people of Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and their legitimate birth right to self-determination as protected by the United Nations resolutions.