London, August 11: Leader of Opposition in the UK Parliament, Jeremy Corbyn, on Sunday expressed concern over the situation in Jammu & Kashmir. Claiming that the situation in the conflicted region has turned "deeply disturbing", Corbyn said the resolutions issued by the United Nations should be implemented.
"The situation in Kashmir is deeply disturbing. Human rights abuses taking place are unacceptable. The rights of the Kashmiri people must be respected and UN resolutions implemented," he said on social media. Article 370 Revoked: Police, Law and Order of Jammu & Kashmir Now Under Centre's Jurisdiction
Corbyn's remarks comes amid conflicting reports from national and international media over the situation in J&K. While news agency ANI has released footages to claim "calm and peace" in Kashmir Valley, BBC released a clip which showed hundreds of protesters taking it to the streets in Srinagar to protest abrogation of Article 370.
Read Jeremy Corbyn's Tweet Below:
The situation in Kashmir is deeply disturbing. Human rights abuses taking place are unacceptable. The rights of the Kashmiri people must be respected and UN resolutions implemented.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 11, 2019
Meanwhile, curfew continues to remain imposed in Kashmir ahead of Eid al-Adha, which will be celebrated tomorrow. Internet and phone lines are still clamped down, after being suspended since Sunday midnight.
J&K civil administration has hinted that curfew would be partially relaxed to allow locals to gather for congregational prayers tomorrow. Over 300 telephone booths are being installed to allow Kashmiris to get in touch with their relatives.
The crisis in Kashmir enfolded with the revocation of special status granted to the state by the central government. An executive order was issued by the President on Monday, which abrogated Article 370 -- thereby ending the special status enshrined to J&K under the Indian Constitution.