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India rejects UK’s Labour Party resolution on Kashmir
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India rejects UK’s Labour Party resolution on Kashmir

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New Delhi, Sep 25: India on Wednesday firmly rejected UK's Labour Party resolution on Jammu and Kashmir and said such moves only show "an attempt at pandering to vote bank interests".

"We regret the uninformed and unfounded positions taken at this event (UK's Opposition Labour Party meet). Clearly this is an attempt at pandering to vote bank interests," MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said in reply to a question. Mr Kumar said the government has noted 'certain developments' at the Labour Party conference of September 25 vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir. "There is no question of engaging with the Labour Party or its representatives on this issue".

The UK's Opposition Labour Party earlier in the day passed an emergency motion on Kashmir calling for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to seek international observers to "enter" the region and demand the right of self-determination for its people. The move is in contrast to the British government's official stand of Kashmir being a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan. The Labour Party resolution also calls for Mr Corbyn to meet the high commissioners of both India and Pakistan to ensure there is "mediation". UNI