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The UK House of Commons debate on Kashmir took place against the sombre background of a flooding in India and Pakistan coupled with the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11. Liberal Democrat David Ward MP, whose Bradford East constituency includes a sizeable Pakistani community, secured the debate to the apparent consternation of the Indian High Commission. Mr Ward opened the discussion by recognising the destruction caused by the floods. He said: “Much of the area either side of the line of control has been devastated. The press reports that are coming in paint a grim picture.” For the most part the debate

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David Ward The human rights issues in Kashmir, since the violent conflict started in late 80s, will be debated in the House of Commons  – the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as a result of efforts by Bradford East Member of Parliament, David Ward. Ward applied to the Backbench Business Committee, supported by other MPs, for a debate on the political and humanitarian situation in that region. His actions were in response to a national petition supported by thousands of people and the motion stated: “That this house believes that