Jammu and Kashmir: Human Rights - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:08 pm on 2nd November 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Conservative 1:08 pm, 2nd November 2020

My Lords, in Indian-administered Kashmir, Kashmiris enter their 16th month of lockdown, with curfews, a ban on communication access, closing of media outlets and widespread arrest of politicians and human rights activists. Will the Government press for a free and independent plebiscite for Kashmiris, as mandated by the United Nations? Does the Minister recognise the urgency of Kashmiris having their voice heard at a time when the BJP Indian Government are deliberately changing the population reality on the ground, in contravention of UN resolutions?