London, Jul 20 (PTI) A British MP has tabled a motion in the House of Commons calling on the government to stand with India in its fight against terrorism and probe if there are any direct or indirect links to groups or individuals in the UK that may be involved in such cross-border atrocities.
Bob Blackman, a Conservative Party MP who regularly speaks out in support of the rights of Kashmiri Hindus in Parliament, tabled the Early Day Motion (EDM) titled ‘Condemning the attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir’ last week and has attracted support from seven other MPs, including veteran Indian-origin Labour party MP Virendra Sharma.
Blackman’s latest EDM calls on the UK government to “stand with India” in its fight against terrorism.
“That this House condemns the recent killings of innocent Hindu pilgrims in Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir in India; recognises it as a gruesome attack on innocent pilgrims by Lashkar-e-Taiba, an internationally recognised terrorist group, led by Abu Ismail,” it reads.
It urges the government to condemn strongly the attack and stand with India in the fight against terrorism; calls on the Government to investigate if there are any direct or indirect links to organisations or individuals in the UK that may be involved in such cross-border atrocities in India.
It further calls on the Government to reject all forms of terrorism and support to organisations and individuals propagating such ideology and to take strong action against such organisations and individuals in the UK to ensure peace in the UK as well as India.
EDMs are formal motions tabled in the House of Commons as a means of drawing attention to a particular issue or cause.
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