To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the humanitarian situation in Kashmir.
14 December 2020
We are aware of reports on the humanitarian situation in Kashmir. We urge the Governments of India and Pakistan to ensure that the needs of those who live in India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir are being met.
We regularly discuss Kashmir with the Governments of India and Pakistan. Most recently, the Minister of State for South Asia and Minister responsible for Human Rights, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, discussed the situation in Kashmir with the Pakistani Foreign Secretary on the 8 September and the Indian Foreign Secretary (both Permanent Under-Secretary equivalents) on 3 November. Lord Ahmad is also in regular contact with the Pakistani and Indian High Commissioners in London.