Sandeep Dikshit Backs Cong-UK Kashmir Meet, Explains Why "it's Good"

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After heavy criticism, Sandeep Dikshit has backed his party's stance on raising the Kashmir issue in the UK and said, "It's good that it has been done"

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit, son of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, has backed his party's stance on raising the Kashmir issue in the UK. Speaking exclusively to Republic TV, he said, "Overseas Congress has made it clear that they spoke the truth and put forward India's stance. Labor Party is an important party, it used to be a friend of India support India."

'It's good that it has been done'

Dikshit further added, "It's good that it has been done because Jeremy Corbyn is an important leader who can also become Prime Minister. It's important to go and tell about the real situation and the overseas Congress has clarified about the human rights violation by Pakistan in our country. Though it was the job of so-called overseas BJP, it's done by us." 

Congress tried to internationalise the Kashmir issue

Even though India has made its stance clear on the Kashmir issue and declaring it as an 'internal matter' of the country. Congress tried to internationalise the issue when Congress' overseas delegation dragged it to the United Kingdom and held a met with UK Labor party leaders led by Jeremy Corbyn, to discuss India's domestic issue. The two Opposition parties of the UK and India held a dialogue on the 'human rights situation' in Kashmir over the abrogation of Article 370, subsequent communication blackout, detention of mainstream leaders and deployment of troops due to concerns cross border terrorism. In a tweet, UK's Jeremy Corbyn urged de-escalation to end the 'cycle of violence and fear.' 

Congress heavily criticised 

After being criticised heavily for meeting UK's Labour Party members and its leader Jeremy Corbyn over India's internal matter Kashmir, the Congress, on a backfoot, has attempted to do some damage control. The Indian Overseas Congress tweeted saying that a delegation from their party met Corbyn and others to condemn the stand taken by the Labour Party on Kashmir. The Labour Party had passed a resolution calling for international intervention on the Kashmir issue after the abrogation of Article 370. Congress' Anand Sharma also said that it disowns any comments on the 'India's internal issue' Kashmir which is not in line with its resolution passed on August 6, 2019.

READ | 'Be it U.S or others, no interference in Kashmir' says Amit Shah

READ | Congress holds Kashmir meeting with UK MPs, Corbyn confirms

BJP hits back

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT Cell head Amit Malviya reacted to the Congress' unnecessary move of taking the Kashmir issue to the UK. Speaking to Republic TV, Amit Malviya said, "Well, if Rahul Gandhi can make statements which get quoted by the Pakistani Chief as evidence of what's happening in Kashmir, then this should not be very striking for us."

READ | BJP slams Cong taking Kashmir to UK as 'Betrayal of Indian interests'

READ | Amit Malviya: Congress must explain UK-Kashmir meeting to all Indians

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