Labour Party’s anti-Bharat resolution at their annual Party conference in September 2019 has upset and angered the British Indian communities. The resolution was passed unanimously and was largely promoted by British Pakistani origin MPs, Councillors and party activists.
The anti-Bharat resolution on Kashmir seeks to interfere in the internal matters of another country and is drafted in a one-sided and divisive manner. Keith Vaz, MP for Leicester East has come under heavy fire from the Indian Community for not being proactive and alert enough regarding this anti-Bharat resolution.
Mr. Mukesh Naker from the British Hindu Voice (BHV) said “Keith is the most senior member of Indian origin MP in the labour Party. He is also on the Labour Party’s National Executive. The fact that this damaging resolution was passed unanimously at the Conference puts a question mark on how well he understands the feelings of his constituents”
Jitubhai Mistry, Vice President of Shree Prajapati Association, Leicester said “Labour has betrayed the trust of Hindus and Indian voters by passing this motion, who for over half a century have been its ardent supporters. Labour has thus not only caused this immense pain, but Labour has shot itself in the foot.”
Jai Purohit, leader of Shakti Mandir, said, “There is now lot of anger amongst Hindus towards Leicester East Labour MP Mr. Keith Vaz for remaining silent and conspicuously trying to avoid the issue hoping it will settle down (it will not until the motion is withdrawn) and not standing up for them in this hour of crisis. He has certainly let them down”
Naliniben Mandalia, a local resident, said “ The labour Party is a divided party and anti-Semitic. Now they are also seen as anti-Indian and anti-Hindu. They will now struggle to get Hindu communities support and votes in Leicester.”
This resolution comes on the back of the horrendous protests outside the Indian High Commission in London, protests in Leicester where Labour Councillors spoke and where Hindu abusing slogans were used, protests in Birmingham where elderly Hindu ladies & other protestors were shouted at in Hindi by a young Muslim protester “You can stop us there (Kashmir) but here we will shoot holes in you (challi-challi kar denge). Shut up. You are not welcome in Birmingham”.
Diwali protest planned
As per BHV, British-Hindu community emotions are running so high from Labour’s inappropriate action that for the first time ever, at least in living memory, the Hindu community are going to turn one of their most important and joyous occasions in the annual calendar to protest over Labour Party policies.
This peaceful protest highlighting the Labour party’s treachery on passing the anti-Bharat resolution and on the hurt caused by the silence and lack of proactiveness by Labour Friends of India, including Leicester’s Labour MPs and Councillors, will take place on Diwali Light switch on ceremony – Sunday 13th October 2019 from 4pm to 7pm on Belgrave Road, Leicester in Leicester East Constituency.
This is to bring awareness in the public about the backstabbing done by the Labour Party and thus betraying trust and interests of the British Indian voters of the Labour party.
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