We entered the election campaign period with long standing concerns about bigotry in our politics and our governing party. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in Islington, north London, Friday December 13, 2019, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson led his Conservative Party to a landslide victory in Britain’s election that was dominated by Brexit. Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard in the old city of Jammu. More than 100 Indian groups wrote to Jeremy Corbyn in protest, and more recently the criticism of Labour has spread to social media. I have always said, that India, along with the USA, is one of the two countries in the world with which Britain has a special relationship. One media outlet, the Muslim News, calculated there were a total of 103 Muslim candidates of all parties who stood in Thursday’s general election. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday night signalled a rowing back in the face of anger in New Delhi and the Indian community in the UK over the party’s recent resolution on Jammu and Kashmir that is widely considered to be anti-India. “Now we worry that Islamophobia is ‘oven-ready’ for government.”, Earlier it had said: “The organisation’s research has identified 31 marginal constituencies where Muslim votes may have a deciding role.”. Since August political activity in Indian-administered Kashmir has been repressed, journalists have been refused free access, and NGOs have reported human rights abuses, claims denied by India. Labour has responded to a backlash among voters of Indian heritage in the UK by shifting its stance on the Kashmir dispute and insisting it is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan in which Labour will not interfere. “In contrast, Boris Johnson has reached out to the Indian community to reassure them that he would stand-up to anti-India prejudice and support the efforts of Prime Minister Modi to build a new India.”. This remains our priority and I agree that we should not allow the politics of the sub-continent to divide communities here in Britain”. In Harrow East, the sitting Tory MP, Bob Blackman, who was in danger because he got in with only 1,757 votes in 2017, increased his majority to 8,170 — thanks to Indian support. India and Pakistan both claim Kashmir, but control only parts of it. New entrants include Gagan Mohindra, in South West Hertfordshire, Claire Coutinho, East Surrey, and Saqib Bhatti, in Meriden, for the Tories, and Navendu Mishra, in Stockport, for Labour. Leader of U.K.’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn has called for resolving the situation in Kashmir through relevant UN resolutions. He was condemned by one of his own MPs, Virendra Sharma, who retained Ealing Southall for Labour but with his 2017 majority reduced by 6,006 to 16,084. Labour MPs of Indian origin and others with large numbers of Indian origin voters in their constituencies have faced a backlash in recent days. “Bob has, I can tell you, been one of the strongest champions for the Indian community in parliament.”. The resolution that riled many said: “The conference urges the Labour party to ask Jeremy Corbyn or ensure someone from the Labour party is represented to attend the UNHRC to demand the restoration of basic human rights including the freedom of speech and communication, the lifting of curfews, and to allow the humanitarian aid organisation and international observers to enter the region.”, Reacting to the resolution, the MEA spokesperson said in New Delhi on September 26: “Government has noted certain developments at the Labour Party Conference on September 25 pertaining to the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir.”, “We regret the uninformed and unfounded positions taken at this event. Jeremy Corbyn snub: Why British Hindus are being urged to vote Tory amid Kashmir row JEREMY CORBYN could lose the Hindu vote in December's general election as … But it does not matter as Tories are here for five if not ten years. Delhi, Mumbai, Corbyn admitted in a letter to the Labour Friends of India – a lobby group within the Labour party – that “some of the language” used in the resolution was open to misinterpretation, insisting that he understood the concerns in the 1.5 million-strong Indian community here. This was a refrain taken up by Boris when he spoke at the Neasden Temple. Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi. It said that 15 sitting Muslim MPs were hoping to hold their seats — and that does seem to have happened. NEW DELHI: “The situation in Kashmir is deeply disturbing. The former UK national security adviser Mark Lyall Grant has predicted rising extremism in the UK unless the issue is settled. the Tories, and Navendu Mishra, in Stockport, for Labour. Jeremy Corbyn alienated multiple sections of UK society. “Therefore there is a risk of radicalisation in this country of British Kashmiris. “Kashmir has been proven again to be an internal matter for Kashmir and India to be dealt with under the laws and Constitution of India. He added: “If the ISI [Pakistan’s intelligence services] think the answer to the situation is a bit more terrorism they will be gravely mistaken.”.

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