Kaufman always raised voice for Kashmir: Barrister Sultan

MANCHESTER: Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry former AJK Prime Minister and Tehreek Insaf leader has said British Kashmiris must come out on May 7 to vote for Labour Party candidates round the country.
“I am supporting Labour Party as their stand on Kashmir issue is clear”, Sultan Mehmood said while addressing a reception hosted by Tehreek Insaf leaders Chaudhry Javed Iqbal and Chaudhry Imtiaz.
“If I can defeat the candidates of five governments in AJK by elections and won seat on the ticket of Tehreek Insaf then why not you people defeat the candidates of present British Government”, Tehreek Insaf AJK chief said.
He said this is a function arranged for Sir Gerald Kauffman, parliamentary candidate and local council candidates and he appealed Kashmiri community to support whole heartedly for Kauffman as h has always raised Kashmir issue in an outside parliament.
He said more than 100,000 Kashmiris were martyred and thousands of women were raped by Indian forces and it is time for world community and human rights organizations round the world to adopt unanimous stand on Kashmir and play their role to resolve Kashmir. Resolution of Kashmir will not only help whole South Asia prosper but also help world to get rid of terrorism and extremism, he added.
He expressed hope that after winning elections next Labour Government will take solid measure to help resolve Kashmir issue on priority basis.
Sir Gerald Kauffman said the Conservative Government during last five years has put Kashmir issue in a freeze box and majority of members of Conservative Party had a stance that this is not our issue but the issue of India and Pakistan.
He said Kashmir is oldest issue than Palestine which needs efforts to be resolved for the sake of peace.
Kauffman was of the view that the US President Obama has one point of agenda to kill Pakistanis. If tension raise between two nuclear powers it will prove detrimental for whole South Asia and will be threat to security of the region, he added.
He said Kashmir is not a political issue but a clear issue of human rights and more than 20 million Kashmiris living on both sides of the divided state.
Chaudhry Javed Iqbal, Basit Mashwani, Dr Yunus Parwaz, Deputy Mayor Oldham Councillor Atteequr Rehman, Councillor Shahid Mushtaq, Khizar ur Rehman, Councillor Naeemul Hassan, Councillor Abid Chauhan, Councillor Lutfur Rehman, Councillor Yasmeen Dar, Councillor Rabnawaz Choli, Yehuz Stone, Sheikh Basit also addressed the gathering.