Reception in honour of newly elected MP Imran Hussain
LUTON: Barrister Imran Hussain, newly elected British Parliamentarian and Vice Chairman of All Parties Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir has said he is making all out efforts to move the British Parliament to hold debate on the human rights issue of Kashmir and it will held very shortly.
He was addressing an iftar dinner which was arranged here in the city. The Iftar dinner was hosted in honor of Imran Hussain, which was attended by Lord Qurban Hussain, Chaudhry Muhammad Khan member Kashmir Council and Deputy Mayor Luton Sumera Saleem besides a huge number of councillors and people from all walks of life. Senior journalist Ijaz Fazal presided over the function. Member Kashmir Council Chaudhry Muhammad Khan, Councillor Sumera Saleem, former Lord Mayor Walthamstow Councillor Nadeem Ali and former Deputy Mayor Luton Fazil Zia also addressed the gathering. PPP Luton President Raja Azam and Secretary General Masood Rana, Muslims leaders Prof Imtiaz Chaudhry, Prof Mumtaz Hussain Butt and Chaudhry Farooq, PML-N leaders Chaudhry Jahangir Ahmed, Hussain Soharwardi. Raja Shabir Khan Chairman Human Rights Commission, Tehreek e Kashmir Luton chief Chaudhry Shabbir, Bannatul Muslimeen chief Sumaira Farrukh, Malik Naeem were prominent among the participants.
“I don’t want to get involved in politics of India and Pakistan and I have to take up the issue of human rights and British Parliament has to play its role on worst human rights violations in Kashmir”, Imran Hussain said, adding he will raise the matter in the parliament and move the house on this important issue.
He called upon India to stop human rights violations in Kashmir and said he will continue to raise voice against human rights violations in Kashmir at every forum.
Imran Hussain said millions of pounds are being given to Burma for democracy and development but it is unfortunate that complete silence is over brutal onslaught of Muslims in the country. “World community has to take notice of brutal human rights violations being perpetrated in Kashmir, Palestine and Burma”, he said.
He urged the youth of Kashmiri and Pakistani community to participate in British Parliament as he took part in the local politics when he was a youth. “I got elected as councilor and served people sincerely then I was elected as Deputy Leader of the House and now I am a parliamentarian with love of my people”, he added.
He said he served people as councilor and today he is MP and will serve people with the same spirit.
Lord Qurban Hussain said at present best lot of our youth is in British Parliament which is a positive sign and the interest of youth o British Kashmiri and Pakistani in Kashmir issue is also a positive change.
He said India is making efforts to get permanent seat of United Nations Security Council but human rights violations in Kashmir is big hurdle in its way. Until it resolved Kashmir issue in a peaceful manner it will face hurdles on every forum. As per human rights record with minorities all over the country, India has no right to get permanent seat of UN SC, he added.