Petition - Kashmir

– in the House of Commons at 5:02 pm on 26th September 2019.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) 5:02 pm, 26th September 2019

I rise to present my constituents’ second petition on the issue of Kashmir. Not only did they provide a huge number of signatures for the first petition, but they have gone off and collected more, such is the depth of feeling in the people of Glasgow about the ongoing dispute in Kashmir. There was a demonstration on Sunday through the streets of Glasgow in the pouring rain. I particularly thank Dr Javed Gill and all who organised that demonstration, showing the strength of feeling and taking that message out to the people of Glasgow.

The petition states:

The petition of the residents of the City of Glasgow,

Declares that the dispute in Kashmir should be resolved peacefully.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the UK Government to use its international standing to encourage India to engage in a comprehensive and sustained dialogue with its neighbour Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute, and urge the international community to play its role in securing a just and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

And the petitioners remain, etc.