Kashmir APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To support the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people through dialogue; to seek support from British parliamentarians; to highlight the abuses of human rights in Kashmir; and to seek justice for the people there.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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1. Kashmir
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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Kashmir

1. Kashmir
13/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the political situation in Kashmir.It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship - Speech Link

2. Jammu and Kashmir: Human Rights
02/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: declare an interest as someone who was born in Kashmir and who has family and friends living on both sides - Speech Link
2: are human rights concerns in Indian-administered Kashmir. We encourage all states to ensure that domestic - Speech Link
3: custodial killings in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir? Furthermore, do we know what the Indian Government’s - Speech Link

3. Kashmir
20/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: human rights situation in Indian-administered Kashmir following the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35(A) - Speech Link
2: are human rights concerns in Indian-administered Kashmir. We encourage all states to ensure that domestic - Speech Link
3: the Indian constitution, which gave Jammu and Kashmir a special status in the Union of India, removed - Speech Link

4. Jammu and Kashmir
27/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: on the security and humanitarian situation in Kashmir, in the light of the escalating tensions between - Speech Link
2: killed in a suicide attack in India-administered Kashmir. The Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed - Speech Link
3: failed, in dealing with the issues associated with Kashmir, to help facilitate peace alongside our international - Speech Link

5. Jammu and Kashmir
27/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: killed in a suicide attack in India-administered Kashmir. The Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed - Speech Link
2: today must also be with the innocent people of Kashmir, who are literally caught in the middle of this - Speech Link
3: concern about the plight of the citizens within Kashmir. Our thoughts particularly are with the victims - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Kashmir
1. Kashmir
asked by: Marquess of Lothian
13/02/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last held discussions with the governments of both India and Pakistan in regard to the situation in Kashmir; and what action they are taking to help to build trust and peace along the Line of Control.

2. Kashmir: Communication
asked by: Afzal Khan
27/04/2020
... what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on communications in Kashmir.

3. Kashmir: Coronavirus
asked by: Afzal Khan
27/04/2020
... what assessment her Department has made of the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of (i) medical and (ii) sanitation supplies in response to the covid-19 outbreak in Kashmir.

4. Kashmir: Coronavirus
asked by: Afzal Khan
27/04/2020
... what recent estimate he has made of the number of deaths in Kashmir as a result of covid-19; and whether he has made an assessment of the accuracy of the estimated deaths published by the Indian Government.

5. Kashmir: Coronavirus
asked by: Afzal Khan
27/04/2020
... what additional support the Government is providing to people in Kashmir to help the region with the covid-19 outbreak.

Latest Questions
23 Current APPG Officers
Jack Brereton Portrait
Jack Brereton
Senior Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent South
Joined: 8th November 2017
Imran Hussain Portrait
Imran Hussain
Senior Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Paul Blomfield Portrait
Paul Blomfield
Vice Chair
Labour - Sheffield Central
Joined: 24th February 2020
Jim McMahon Portrait
Jim McMahon
Vice Chair
Labour (Co-op) - Oldham West and Royton
Joined: 24th February 2020
Marco Longhi Portrait
Marco Longhi
Vice Chair
Conservative - Dudley North
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Khan of Burnley Portrait
Lord Khan of Burnley
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
2 APPG Memberships
Fatherhood , Hajj and Umrah
Steve Baker Portrait
Steve Baker
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wycombe
Joined: 30th July 2015
3 APPG Memberships
British Muslims , Mutuals , Rohingya
Naz Shah Portrait
Naz Shah
Vice Chair
Labour - Bradford West
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Sarah Owen Portrait
Sarah Owen
Vice Chair
Labour - Luton North
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Valerie Vaz Portrait
Valerie Vaz
Vice Chair
Labour - Walsall South
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Khalid Mahmood Portrait
Khalid Mahmood
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Perry Barr
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Tahir Ali Portrait
Tahir Ali
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Debbie Abrahams MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 1041 Fax: 0207 219 2405.

Email: abrahamsd@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
18 Feb 2020
Source
Government of Pakistan
Description
Visit to Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir   From : 18/02/2020 To : 22/02/2020
Value
£31,501
Date
17 Sep 2018
Source
Pakistan High Commission
Description
Visit to Pakistan and Kashmir   From : 17/09/2018 To : 20/09/2018
Value
£10,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Kashmir APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lord Ahmed Portrait
Lord Ahmed
Honorary President
Non-affiliated - Retired on 14 November 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Leslie Portrait
Chris Leslie
Chair & Registered Contact
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Nottingham East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Victoria Prentis Portrait
Victoria Prentis
Secretary
Conservative - Banbury
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Treasurer
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 10th October 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Louise Haigh Portrait
Louise Haigh
Treasurer
Labour - Sheffield, Heeley
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Antisemitism , Football
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Treasurer
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 8th November 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
David Nuttall Portrait
David Nuttall
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Bury North
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Stewart Jackson Portrait
Stewart Jackson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Peterborough
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Simon Danczuk Portrait
Simon Danczuk
Treasurer
Independent - Former Member for Rochdale
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Leslie Portrait
Chris Leslie
Secretary
The Independent Group for Change - Former Member for Nottingham East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Andrew Griffiths Portrait
Andrew Griffiths
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Burton
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st July 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Richard Harrington Portrait
Richard Harrington
Secretary
Conservative - Former Member for Watford
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships