Addressing the media, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the Labour Party's call for international intervention in the Kashmir issue is just an attempt to pander vote-bank interests, and he also said that no third party has a role in India's decision.
New Delhi: India, on Wednesday (September 25), slammed the United Kingdom's Labour Party after it passed a resolution calling for international intervention on the Kashmir issue.
Ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar described the Labour Party's move as an attempt at "pandering to vote-bank interests".
"There is no question of engaging with the Labour Party or its representatives on this issue," he said.
"Government has noted certain developments at the Labour Party Conference on September 25 about the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir. We regret the uninformed and unfounded positions taken at this event," Kumar said.
"Clearly, this is an attempt at pandering to vote-bank interests. There is no question of engaging with the Labour Party or its representatives on this issue," he added.
In contrast with the British government officials' stand of Kashmir being a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, the opposition resolution tabled at the Labour Party's annual party conference in Brighton calls for intervention by Corbyn to ensure someone from the party is represented to attend the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the issue.
The resolution also calls for Corbyn to meet the high commissioners of both India and Pakistan to ensure there is "mediation" and restoration of peace and normality to prevent a potential nuclear conflict.
However, India maintains its stands over the Kashmir issue, as it is bilateral, and no third party has any role in it.
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Last Updated 26, Sep 2019, 10:51 AM