Petition - NoneDispute in Kashmir

– in the House of Commons at 7:01 pm on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow 7:01 pm, 5th November 2019

Mr Speaker, I rise for what is probably the last time for some time, for a number of reasons, to speak on behalf of my constituents about a matter of grave concern to them. We had thought we might have a bit longer to gather signatures, but the calling of a general election and my impending maternity leave have put paid to that. However, we are community that has long been concerned about the situation in Kashmir.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of Walthamstow,

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 process 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.

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