News Desk London: The Kashmir issue is still Vibrant Internationally during the COVID-19 Outbreak.Tehreek e Kashmir UK organized an online conference of British parliamentarians for the first time in Britain’s History on the current situation and gross Human Rights Violations amidst COVID-19 in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. His Excellency Sardar Masood Khan President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir attended the conference as chief guest. While the Guest Speakers included, Paul Bristow MP Vice-Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir, Andrew Gwynne MP Chairman Labour Friends of Kashmir, Alison Thewliss MP (SNP), Jess Phillips, James Daly MP Vice-Chair APPG on Kashmir, Kate Hollern MP, Marco Longhi MP Vice-Chair APPG on Kashmir, Steve Baker MP, Richard Burgon MP, Sara Britcliffe MP, Jonathan Gullis MP, Antony Higginbotham MP, Rachel Hopkins MP Tracy Brabin MP, Ghulam Muhammad Safi Convener Tehreek e Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Altaf Ahmed Bhat President Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement, Fahim Kayani President Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK & Ishfaq Hussain the conference moderator. Altaf Ahmed Bhat, President Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement said that Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is under lockdown since 1989.Another lockdown started after Fascist Modi repealed Article 370 and 35A, and then lockdown due to the COVID-19. Kashmiris are being massacred under the guise of COVID-19.While Modi himself is involved in changing the Social and Political Structure of Kashmir by introducing lawless laws and giving domicile status to Hindus.President JKSM Bhat further said that Kashmir is not a bilateral issue, it must be resolved as per the aspirations of Kashmiris and UN resolutions.President TeK Fahim Kayani Welcomed and thanked everyone for their participation and said that The world is fighting against coronavirus but India is killing innocent Kashmiris. Now India is committing constitutional terrorism alongside state terrorism by amending the domicile law and abrogating article 370 and 35A, In this situation Tehreek e Kashmir UK decided that Indian efforts to change the demography of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir should not go unnoticed while India using the “cover of the coronavirus” Marco Longhi MP said that the time has come for us to offer more than just solidarity and I think in what we need to do is Is to speak up as loud as we can within our own Parliament and make sure that that very question that I believe my colleague Steve Baker mentioned earlier in this presentation, which is what is the point of the UN if the UN cannot intervene in these terrible circumstances.Tracy Brabin MP said COVID has been used as a bit of a smokescreen to continue the human rights abuses in Kashmir. We were discussing the labour party’s position and unequivocally supporting the right for Kashmiri self-determination. Suppression and persecution of Muslims in India and Kashmir are heartbreaking. We need leadership to bring this issue on the table for a practical solution.Ghulam Muhammad Safi Convener Tehreek e Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir said that Kashmir is under twin lockdown, and Kashmiris demand freedom as per United Nations Resolutions and for peace and stability in South Asia it is of vital importance that Kashmir issue is resolved as per the aspirations and UN resolutions.Sara Britcliffe MP said that I along with Jim and Mike visited Kashmir and the line of control this year and we saw firsthand the atrocities and we were able to go on the ground and speak to families that are affected.
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