Feb 17: Expressing total solidarity with India which is fighting cross border terrorism for decades together, Robert John Blackman, Member of Parliament (MP) of United Kingdom from Harrow East area has said that Britain stands shoulder to shoulder with India to face the challenge of terrorism.
Robert, better known as Bob Blackman, said Jammu and Kashmir is integral part of India and liberation of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is the issue which has to be solved.
Addressing “Meet the Press” organized by Press Club of Jammu here on Tuesday, Bob Blackman said that accession of Kashmir with India was final because “Instrument of Accession” was signed by none less than the then ruler of Jammu and Kashmir on behalf of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He lambasted those who are raising questions about accession of J&K with Indian Union.
Cautioning Indian Government against malicious campaign launched by some Pakistani groups in Britain, Bob said that Pakistani diaspora has successfully launched a vicious campaign against India in Britain as far as Kashmir is concerned. He said that Pakistani diaspora has been reflecting propagandist picture on Kashmir in UK and real picture was never exhibited before the people.
Bob, who along with some NGOs of Jammu and Kashmir, is trying to present real picture of Jammu and Kashmir before the British Parliament, said he along with some other MPs have started the process to use diplomatic means to present the real picture of Kashmir in Britain.
Replying to the queries of media persons, Bob Blackman said that problem of radicalization was not confined only to Britain or India but it was a worldwide issue.”Radicalization among younger people is a worldwide trend and it is high-time for the world community to come together to solve this problem”, he said and admitted that this problem is emerging as bigger challenge in Britain.