Bjp overseas president Kuldeep Shekhawat wrote an official letter to Labour party leader Keir Starmer stating that ” misuse of a photo of Prime Minister of india in one of the campaigns by Labour candidate Ms. Kim Leadbeater in Batley and Spen by-election. Ms. Leadbeater is either misinformed or using the fake information intentionally for personal gain.
The poster published is misleading to the extent that the democratically elected Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi along with his UK counterpart Mr. Boris Johnson are shown in a very negative way.It is a well-known fact that the entire Union Territory of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh (JK&L)
including the part illegally occupied by Pakistan and the part annexed to China, is an integral part of Republic of India. At the time of independence of India in 1947, all princely states comprising the undivided India were given choice of merging either with India or Pakistan. The King of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh (JK&L) Maharaja Hari Singh, decided to merge his state with India by signing the ‘instrument of accession’ which is a legal and binding document under the Indian Independence Act 1947.
Though historical facts are well known, we take this opportunity to reiterate our stand that, Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh (JK&L) are integral part of Republic of India and there is no dispute about it. Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh (JK&L), like any other states of India is governed by constitution of India with strong working legal system and there is no communication barrier or black out as Ms. Leadbeater used in her poster stating Human Rights Abuses.
The development story of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh (JK&L) expounds upholding the Human values. It is the first Indian territory/state to complete COVID vaccination for all its citizens above 45 years old in itself is an example.
The facts through your good offices about Human Rights violation by Pakistan and its army on citizens of Gilgit-Baltistan and POJK(Pakistan Occupied Jammu Kashmir). The respected parliamentary candidate should have the courtesy and will to physically visit these areas in POJK and find out by herself before pointing the fingers at a robust and constitutionally governed democratic nation like India
Using the misleading information to lure voters is an unfair democratic activity. As a party leader, entertaining such unhealthy practices for shorter gain is unethical.
withdraw such anti India and anti-democratic posters and take serious action against the MP candidate Ms. Kim Leadbeater.