India has formally complained to the British government for letting its Parliament to be used for anti-India activities….reports Asian Lite News
Mr Raveesh Kumar, spokesman for Ministry of External Affairs, said that India expects the UK to address its concerns and take appropriate action as a “friendly country and a strategic partner”.
Media reports say that Pakistan Foreign Minister Mr Shah Mahmood Qureshi has a packed Kashmir agenda during his visit starting February 4. There is a campaign going on to muster support for the event at Parliament. Mr Qureshi himself was in news after he made a phone call to Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Farooq to invite him to the conference.
Mr Qureshi is leading a Pakistan government effort to hold a seminar on the report of the UK all-party parliamentary group on Kashmir headed by Mr Chris Leslie, Labour MP from Nottingham East.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said this was a “brazen attempt by Pakistan to subvert India’s unity and to violate our sovereignty and territorial integrity, by none other than the Pakistan Foreign Minister”.
Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood that Mr Qureshi’s call to Mr Farooq to brief him on his government’s “efforts… to highlight” the Kashmir issue amounted to “direct interference” in India’s internal affairs.