London: British MP Bob Blackman has called on Pakistan to leave Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, asserting that India has a sovereign right over the entire region.
Blackman made the statement while addressing a gathering organised by a UK-based Kashmiri Pandit group in London.
Blackman has been speaking out in favour of India since the decision to revoke Article 370 found echoes among Britain’s MPs. He also criticised Islamabad’s plan to move a UN resolution following India’s decision to revoke Article 370.
“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.
“I strongly support the revocation of Article 370. Narendra Modi has gain shown proper and strong leadership in honouring the manifesto of the BJP – now is the time to properly integrate Jammu and Kashmir into the Indian Constitution,” he added.
Blackman has always been a great supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also heads the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Hindus.