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Kashmir: Humanitarian Aid

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 29th October 2019.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help secure free movement of humanitarian organisations in Kashmir.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We are monitoring the situation in Kashmir closely and we are in close and regular contact with the Governments of India and Pakistan. We are aware of reports of restrictions on movement affecting humanitarian organisations and urge the Governments of India and Pakistan to ensure that the humanitarian needs of the people of India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir are being met.

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