By Khizar Hayat Abbasi
Muzaffarabad: Pakistan-administered Kashmir Prime Minister, Raja Farooq Haider Khan is likely to leave for the United Kingdom to participate in an “anti-India rally” in London on April 18 during Indian Prime Minister’s scheduled visit to London.
“A ten-member delegation comprising members of legislative assembly and ministers will also accompany the prime minister,” sources told Kashmir Narrator here on Sunday.
Narendra Modi is visiting the UK to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit. The 25th meeting of the heads of government of the Commonwealth nations will be held in London from 16-20 April.
PM Haider before leaving for London appealed to the Kashmiri Diaspora to fully participate in the scheduled rally on April 18 to register their anger and abomination against “Indian forces’ unprecedented excesses in Kashmir”.
The members of Kashmiri community and Sikh separatists settled in the UK and other European countries are actively engaged in preparation for holding a joint rally on arrival of Indian Prime Minister at the British capital.
On the other hand, Member of Parliament, Lord Nazir Ahmed is also planning to raise a question on Kashmir and Punjab in the House of Lords on April 16.
The question stated on House of Lords’ website says, “Lord Ahmed to ask UK government whether it intend to encourage the government of India to withdraw its formal reservations against the right of self determination so that the conflicts in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Punjab and other territories in the north east of the Indian sub-continent can move towards a peaceful resolution in a democratic manner, underpinned by international law.”
The Kashmiri-origin British MP, who is also president of the all-Party Parliamentary group on Kashmir, is “playing the role of vanguard for Kashmiri peoples’ right to self determination in the UK Parliament”.