Kashmir is a matter for India, Pakistan to sort out: British PM Theresa May

Theresa May is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on November 6 for her first overseas bilateral visit outside Europe.

By: PTI | London | Updated: October 27, 2016 4:39 pm
theresa may, british PM, theresa may to india, theresa may india visit, theresa may india visit, british PM india visit, UK PM india visit, kashmir, pakistan British Prime Minister Theresa May answers a question from the media during the final press briefing at the EU Summit in Brussels (AP file Photo/Alastair Grant)

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the UK’s stand on Kashmir remains unchanged and it is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan to address.

The issue was raised in the House of Commons during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session yesterday by Pakistani-born Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi, who asked if the Kashmir issue would form part of May’s discussions during her visit to India next month.

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“I take the same view as this government has since it came into power, and indeed previously, which is that the issue of Kashmir is a matter for India and Pakistan to deal with and sort out,” the British PM said in Parliament, clearly indicating that Kashmir was unlikely to be on the agenda during her bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when she visits India between November 6 and 8.

Qureshi, who represents a heavily Pakistani-origin constituency of Bolton in north-west England, had questioned in the Commons: “Will the Prime Minister meet with me and cross-party colleagues to discuss the human rights abuses and the issue of self-determination for Kashmiri people, as was set out in the resolution of the UN in 1948 and can she raise this issue with the Indian Prime Minister.”

May, while dismissing any meeting herself, said: “The foreign secretary [Boris Johnson] has heard her representations and I am sure will be interested in taking those issues up with her.”

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The British PM is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on November 6 for her first overseas bilateral visit outside Europe. Besides inaugurating the India-UK Tech Summit alongside Modi, she will be holding talks with her Indian counterpart before heading to Bengaluru.

May will be accompanied by a business delegation comprising small and medium enterprises from across the UK and her international trade minister, Liam Fox.

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    Ikok
    Oct 27, 2016 at 5:23 am
    INDIA SOON TO BE ISOLATED BECAUSE OF ITS STUBORN POLICIES TOWARDS ITS PEOPLE... SECULARISIM HAS EVAPORATED AND RADICAL RACISTS REGIME IS IN CONTROL
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      SubbuI
      Oct 27, 2016 at 6:19 am
      THE INCONSISTENT AND WRONG HANDLING OF KASHMIR ISSUE BY NALAYAK NMODI RESULTING 100 DAYS CURFIEW. 100 DEATHS.500 BLINDINGS5000 INJURED ALL DUE TO PALLET GUN FIRING BY ARMY AFTER AGITATION BY VALLEY PEOPLE DUE TO KILLING OF BURHAN VANI.MORE THAN 20 SCHOLLS BEING BURNT. THE INTERNATINAL COMMUNITY IS WATCHING MODI WHOSE RECORD IN HANDLING 2002 GUJARATH AGITATION. lt;br/gt;MAY THIS BE A CASE OF TESTING WATER BEFORE JUMPING IN TO. NALAYAK NMODI MAY ONE DAY GIVE KASHMIR IN PLATTER TO STHAN WITH HIS WRONG DIPLIMACY AND PRESSURE FROM BIG4 IE AMERICA. CHINA,RUSSIA AND THE SNAKE BRITAN.
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        SubbuI
        Oct 27, 2016 at 6:24 am
        WORD ADDITION IN MY BELOW COMMENT:-lt;br/gt;-----RECORD OF HANDELING 2002 GUJRATH AGITATION IS VERY POOR
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          SubbuI
          Oct 27, 2016 at 8:26 am
          NO COUNTRY MUST BE ALLOWED TO INTERFERE IN OUR KASHMIR AFFAIR BECAUSE IT IS OUR INTRNAL ISSUE AND WE WILL HANDLE IT .RIGHT.BUT WHAT NALYAK NMODI IS DOING TO NOMALIZE THE PRESENT AGITATIONS. ARMY IN NOT THE ONLY SOLUTION, MODI MUST THINK OUT OF BOX BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE LIKE AMPUTING A GANGERENE LIMB
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            Arijeet
            Oct 27, 2016 at 5:45 am
            Why is stani IKOK talking of secularism and democracy, when they killed all the other religion in the name of Islam, India on other hand has higher percentage of potion of Muslim since the time of independence, first enact secularism in your consution, show results that you care about minorities, then talk of Kashmir, because as a responsible republic nation we cannot let terrorist ideology country to rule any piece of land in and around Indian sub-continent.
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              sivakumar
              Oct 27, 2016 at 6:02 am
              thanks - if it happens so ... waiting for it to happen ...
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                Bir Chilarai
                Oct 27, 2016 at 7:34 am
                why not discuss it? There is a dispute and there are UN resolutions but they all call for stan to vacate entire PoK and restore the orignial demographics and borders, including the Shaksgham Valley ceded to China illegally. Eventually this must happen either voluntarily or forcibly.
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                  DIBYA
                  Oct 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm
                  just i want to say the new pm of uk..just shut your mouth up with out knowing the real fact..i am indian..and ill argue with you when you will be fully understand the history..other wise just shut up
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