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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                    david
                    Oct 27, 2016 at 6:22 am
                    VERY TRUE .. WHY IS INDIA BEGGING OTHERS TO SOLVE THIER PROBLEMS.. INDIA SHOULD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY , GROW SOME BALLS AGAINST EXTERIOR FORCES(China).. AND TAKE ACTION.. INDIA HAS THE RESOURCES AND MILITARY POWER TO DO THIS .. FOR HEAVENS SAKE MODI I EXPECTED A LOT FROM YOU .. U HAVE DISSPOINTED ME BIG TIME
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                      Franky
                      Oct 27, 2016 at 6:54 am
                      Yes. So India should use force and take over POK which is the hot bed of terrorism attach like Russia did for crimea. If this cannot be done for any reason then India should leave Kashmir. Only one of the either is a solution. There is no other way and even if some over intelligent person is saying there is another way it is just foolish
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                        ziba
                        Oct 27, 2016 at 4:40 am
                        . . . who asked this lady or say another subject of the insignificant crown to take a stand and emit sound energy for JnK . . . nobody needs it here or anywhere. By the way we Indians are not very surprised about the brexit . . . . it was coming as people who just believe in exploitation, loot, money printing, meddling in regulations in disguise of supporting and sending to war their intentions with hired soldiers of other nations . . . cannot be depended upon for symbiotic existence. You are just a manitive bank running fed and the dominions.
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                          ziba
                          Oct 27, 2016 at 7:24 am
                          stop selling you immature anti-civilization strategies . . . west is waiting for that . . . so that it can intervene on various humanitarian grounds after the destruction and blame and put economic sanctions (and west chooses not to speak or talk on current non-human issues in pak and pok, just because the people over there are uneducated and cannot raise voice) . . . . the largest democracy has more strategies .. it takes human existence into consideration . . .
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                            ziba
                            Oct 27, 2016 at 7:24 am
                            stop selling you immature anti-civilization strategies . . . west is waiting for that . . . so that it can intervene on various humanitarian grounds after the destruction and blame and put economic sanctions (and west chooses not to speak or talk on current non-human issues in pak and pok, just because the people over there are uneducated and cannot raise voice) . . . . the largest democracy has more strategies .. it takes human existence into consideration . . .
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                              ziba
                              Oct 27, 2016 at 6:34 am
                              turkey is a nato puppet . . .
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                                Mohanan k
                                Oct 27, 2016 at 6:02 am
                                PAK potion are PROBLEMATIC and INTOLERANT in every nation where they are living.lt;br/gt;Birth rate of MUSLIMS as well as PAK POTION is higher than any other sector of people. So MUSLIMS and PAK POTION will soon become majority of BRITAIN as it is going to be for nations too.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Be alert and vigilant peace loving and tolerant NON ISLAMIC NATIONS and people
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                                  Ashok Mazumdar
                                  Oct 27, 2016 at 8:45 am
                                  Kashmir Problem can be Solved, if Amar Singh (Dalal), is Appointed by Modi Ssrkar,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He has all the Tricks.
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                                    Ashok Mazumdar
                                    Oct 27, 2016 at 5:29 am
                                    Is it so ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It was felt by a Few that it was a BJP/RSS mater.
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                                      mathimathi
                                      Oct 27, 2016 at 4:51 am
                                      Now Goswamy can isolate britishers.
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                                        mathimathi
                                        Oct 27, 2016 at 1:16 pm
                                        AT LAST. GOSwAMI ISOLATED.
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                                          mohan
                                          Oct 27, 2016 at 5:53 am
                                          It is a matter for Kashmiris. Our Kashmir brothers should open their eyes and see what is happening in not only POK but Baluchistan, Sindh, Khaibar Pakhthunwa etc. There is no freedom in stan which is effectively under military rule all these years. Except for Punjabis no body is happy there.
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                                            mohan
                                            Oct 27, 2016 at 5:52 am
                                            Kashmir is not a stani issue. Kashmir was an independent state until October 24 1947. On this day in 1947, stan had violated all international norms and had sent tribals to invade Kashmir, since then this day has been marked as Black Day every year. stan uses its brute force to thwart Black Day protests in PoK
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