J&K part of sovereign India, Pak should leave PoK: UK MP

LONDON: One of Britain’s most outspoken MPs on the Kashmir issue Bob Blackman has called on Pakistan to leave Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, asserting that India has a sovereign right over the entire region.

Addressing a UK-based Kashmiri Pandit gathering organized here on Saturday, the Conservative Party MP countered the Pakistani Government’s plan to move a United Nations resolution in the wake of India’s August 5 decision to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution and end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The entirety of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is part of sovereign India, and people that ask for UN resolution to be implemented ignore the first resolution, which is that Pakistani military forces should leave Kashmir to re-unite the State,” Blackman said at the “Balidan Divas” or Day of Sacrifice event held in London. (AGENCIES)