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UK Labour party clarifies position on Kashmir

Responding to an enquiry from the Muslim Council of Britain over statements made on Kashmir, Labour leader, Keir Starmer, issued a statement clarifying that a lasting settlement may only be reached “with the people of Kashmir”.

Starmer, who has taken over as Labour leader, following the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, had previously statement maintaining that it “bilateral issue for India and Pakistan”. He further stated that such “issues of the subcontinent” should not “divide communities here” and that they were “constitutional issues in India and a matter for the Indian parliament”.

The revised statement stresses the importance of hearing “the voices of the Kashmiri communities” and upholding respect for international law and human rights.

The full letter is reproduced below:

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