India angry with Labour leader for showing solidarity with Kashmiris

BIRMINGHAM: Indian High Commission in Britain is upset with Labour Party’s deputy leader Tom Watson for supporting the people of Occupied Kashmir unequivocally by condemning India’s move to take away the autonomous status of the region by revoking Article 370.
It all started when Tom Watson, who is member of Parliament from West Bromwich, marched with a large number of protestors in Birmingham to show support for the people of Kashmir. The rally was organised by Kashmiri group locally to protest against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, specially the deteriorating human rights situation in the region since India’s unilateral withdrawal from Article 370 and imposing a curfew and media and communications blackout in the Kashmir valley.
Addressing the rally in Birmingham’s Victoria Square outside the city council, the deputy leader of Labour Party Tom Watson MP said: “I bring you solidarity on behalf of the Labour movement in the United Kingdom. I’ve worked with many of you for the last 20 years and I’ve never seen more worries on your faces and I have seen on your faces in the last 25 days. You’re worried about your loved ones you can’t communicate with. We’ve read the stories where people do not get medical supplies. There is no food, or water, or basic provisions. That is what they call a humanitarian crisis. And this is a responsibility for all of us in the international community.”
The High Commission raised issue with Geo correspondent Saima Haroon’s tweet which read: “Strong words by @tom_watson deputy leader @UKLabour at #KashmirSolidarityDay rally outside @BhamCityCouncil to express solidarity with Kashmiris.”

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