Republic TV on Friday confronted Rahul Gandhi after he arrived at the Ahmedabad court over the overseas members of his party meeting with the Labour Party and allegedly discussing 'human rights situation in Kashmir' with them. Rahul simply walked away briskly as Republic's reporter confronted him about the issue which happened on Friday. Rahul Gandhi evaded Republic's question — 'Why are Congress leaders meetings Jeremy Corbyn, Rahul?'.
On Thursday, it emerged that Congress had yet again let down India's interests on the global platform. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday tweeted a picture saying that he had his party members had met with UK members of Indian Overseas Congress. He added that they had a discussion on the 'human rights situation' in Kashmir. Read his tweet below.
A very productive meeting with UK representatives from the Indian Congress Party where we discussed the human rights situation in Kashmir.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 9, 2019
There must be a de-escalation and an end to the cycle of violence and fear which has plagued the region for so long. pic.twitter.com/wn8DXLohJT
The Congress denied Corbyn's issued a statement denying Corbyn's statement. The party claimed that its overseas members had actually questioned the Labour Party's stand on Kashmir. Following the abrogation of Article 370, the Labour Party passed a resolution which stated: “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.” "...Accept that Kashmir is a disputed territory and the people of Kashmir should be given the right of self-determination in accordance with UN resolutions."
The party's UK branch of Indian Overseas Congress tweeted dismissing reports of its members meeting Corbyn and his party to discuss Kashmir issue. This is in total contradiction of what Corbyn had claimed in his tweet. Corbyn tweeted saying that he had a productive meeting with members of Congress over 'human rights situation in Kashmir'. Meanwhile, Congress called BJP's reaction to its meeting with Labour Party members 'malicious statements to distract people'.
Our meeting with @jeremycorbyn was held to condemn the Kashmir resolution passed by his Party & to reiterate that J&K is an internal matter & outside intervention will not be accepted. @BJP4India's malicious statements are another attempt to distract people from their failures.— Indian Overseas Congress UK (@TeamIOCUK) October 10, 2019