Kamal Dhaliwal, head of Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) UK, point-blank condemned UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s tweet on Thursday.
Jeremy Corbyn in his tweet claimed that in a meeting with the IOC and its members the need for “de-escalation” of “violence” and “fear” in Kashmir was talked about.
On October 9, a group of people from the Indian Overseas Congress along with some people from Indian community had gone to meet Jeremy Corbyn to talk about the resolution passed by the Labour Party in their party conference on September 25 that ‘internationalises’ the issue of Kashmir.
Also, on IOC’s agenda was to figure out ways for the Labour Party to work together with the Indian community for better relations.
Kamal Dhaliwal said, “The issue of Kashmir was raised by Mr Corbyn himself but the spokesperson of IOC Mr Sudhakar Goud objected clarifying that ‘wherever we Indians might be sitting in the world we do not allow any political party to interfere with the internal matters of India’.”
Objecting to Jeremy Corbyn’s tweet and calling it “unfortunate”, Kamal Dhaliwal said, “I even told Mr Corbyn about my student days in Kashmir with 300 Muslims; four Sikhs and 15-20 Hindu batchmates and we had no issue. We studied together peacefully. Whatever you think about the situation in Kashmir is not the reality.”