Kashmir a bilateral trouble for India, Pakistan: UK's Labour Party leader

Kashmir a bilateral trouble for India, Pakistan: UK's Labour Party leader

Kashmir is a bilateral difficulty for India and Pakistan -- Sir Kier Starmer, new chief of the Labour Party, the important opposition celebration of Britain, said.

On April 30, in a joint announcement launched by using Labour Friends of India and Sir Kier Starmer, the new chief of the Labour Party said,

"We ought to now not enable problems of the sub-continent to divide communities here. Any constitutional problems in India are a count for the Indian Parliament and Kashmir is a bilateral difficulty for India and Pakistan to unravel peacefully. Labour is an internationalist Party and stands for the defence of human rights everywhere."

"Britons of Indian-origin make a contribution so an awful lot to the UK and to the Labour Party. I'm dedicated to working carefully with Labour Friends of India to rebuild believe with the community," he said.

This is a main step in the direction of mending the relationship with the Indian diaspora in the UK and a pleasant hand toward India.

The Labour birthday celebration below Jeremy Corbyn on September 25 remaining year, in its celebration convention in Brighton, handed a decision that helps "International intervention in Kashmir and a name for UN-led referendum.'

This had upset no longer solely the Indian diaspora in the UK however additionally the Government of India. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had then expressed feel sorry about and had known as it an "uninformed and unfounded position."

Starmer, in the joint assertion additionally said, "A Labour authorities underneath my management will be decided to construct even improved enterprise hyperlinks with India and to co-operate on the world stage on troubles such as local weather change. I seem ahead to assembly the Indian High Commissioner in due direction to open a renewed communicate between the Labour Party and the humans of India."

Welcoming the stance taken by way of Sir Starmer, Rajesh Agrawal, Co-Chair of Labour Friends of India and Deputy Mayor of London for business, said: "I congratulate Keir Starmer on his election as a leader. I without a doubt welcome his dedication to rebuilding sturdy hyperlinks between the Labour Party and the Indian community. This has been a fantastic begin and Keir has carried out a lot in the brief span of a couple of weeks.

Labour Friends of India will work carefully with him and will proceed to promote UK-India ties as nicely as persevering with to increase any problems from the neighborhood to the leadership."

One of the senior legal professionals in the UK, Sir Kier Starmer, earlier than getting elected as an MP to the British Parliament in 2015, was once head of Crown Prosecution Service.

Starmer was once a "remainer" as some distance as Brexit goes and additionally supported the name for a 2nd referendum.

Sir Kier Starmer was once elected as the chief of the Labour Party in April 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic.