Richard Harrington to speak at Kashmir debate after receiving 5,000 signature petition

Richard Harrington to speak at Kashmir debate after receiving 5,000 signature petition

Richard Harrington to speak at Kashmir debate after receiving 5,000 signature petition

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

Watford MP Richard Harrington will speak at a parlimentary debate on the human rights situation of a region in the Indian subcontinent after residents handed over a petition of more than 5,000 signitures.

The petition of signitures mostly from Watford and the surrounding area called for the right to self determination for Kashmir.

It said: "We the constituents of Watford request a debate in Parliament on the Human Rights situation in the State of Jammu & Kashmir which is presently under Indian administration.

"We appeal to you as being a Member of Parliament that you will take the initiative for a debate on the Human Rights situation in Jammu & Kashmir so as to progress the right of self determination for all Kashmiris and prevent daily human rights abuses."

Secretary for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Kashmir Mr Harrington, who supports the right for Kashmir to have self determination and the calls from constituents for a referendum on this issue, agreed to attend the debate and speak at it, as well as meet with the foreign minister and discuss the matter.

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6:22pm Tue 12 Aug 14

gusgreen says...

What are you playing at Harrington?
Watford must be a wonderful place to live, no problems,nothing to worry about,in fact, blissful happiness and contentment everywhere you look if the elected MP for the town can spend so much time worrying about the "human rights" of a group of people on the Indian sub continent some 5000 miles away!
Still goes with your other pet projects like Muslims in Sri Lanka,some unknown in China and the rest!
Get a grip of the priorities here in Watford and the rest of the country before poking your nose in other peoples country's .
You could start with Immigration , overcrowding,the International Health Service, Benefit fraud, the list is endless. But far more important to the constituents of Watford than any far off overseas internal country affairs
Smell the coffee quickly and put Watford first and foremost you only have ten months left!
What are you playing at Harrington? Watford must be a wonderful place to live, no problems,nothing to worry about,in fact, blissful happiness and contentment everywhere you look if the elected MP for the town can spend so much time worrying about the "human rights" of a group of people on the Indian sub continent some 5000 miles away! Still goes with your other pet projects like Muslims in Sri Lanka,some unknown in China and the rest! Get a grip of the priorities here in Watford and the rest of the country before poking your nose in other peoples country's . You could start with Immigration , overcrowding,the International Health Service, Benefit fraud, the list is endless. But far more important to the constituents of Watford than any far off overseas internal country affairs Smell the coffee quickly and put Watford first and foremost you only have ten months left! gusgreen
  • Score: 12

9:55pm Tue 12 Aug 14

samwatford says...

I don't think Richard Harrington has a clue about Kashmir. He should convert to Islam first before supporting Islamic terrorists in Kashmir. Minorities like Christians, Hindus, Sikhs & minor sects like Ahmediyas are not allowed by these terrorists. The terrorists are supported by Pakistan's spy agency ISI which funded bombing of the Taj Hotel in Bombay and helps the militants cross the border. Ask these gents why they never raise their voice against discrimination and forceful religious conversion of minorities in Kashmir/Pakistan. Privately if you listen to their conversation they call non muslims as infildels who need to be converted or eliminated. Beautiful Kashmir is already divided into three parts Pakistan Occupied Kashmir , Chinese Occupied Kashmir and Indian Occupied Kashmir. Until Pakistan's ISI stops aiding and funding terrorists and respecting people other religions like during British Rule in India, there can be no political solution of the Kashmir problem.
I don't think Richard Harrington has a clue about Kashmir. He should convert to Islam first before supporting Islamic terrorists in Kashmir. Minorities like Christians, Hindus, Sikhs & minor sects like Ahmediyas are not allowed by these terrorists. The terrorists are supported by Pakistan's spy agency ISI which funded bombing of the Taj Hotel in Bombay and helps the militants cross the border. Ask these gents why they never raise their voice against discrimination and forceful religious conversion of minorities in Kashmir/Pakistan. Privately if you listen to their conversation they call non muslims as infildels who need to be converted or eliminated. Beautiful Kashmir is already divided into three parts Pakistan Occupied Kashmir , Chinese Occupied Kashmir and Indian Occupied Kashmir. Until Pakistan's ISI stops aiding and funding terrorists and respecting people other religions like during British Rule in India, there can be no political solution of the Kashmir problem. samwatford
  • Score: 6

10:26am Wed 13 Aug 14

garston tony says...

Wether he knows anything about the subject or not it seems a considerable amount of people from his constituency and nearby want to speak to him about it so he is 'playing at' doing his job gusgreen (which by the way as an MP includes looking at things outside of his constituency borders as well as within)
Wether he knows anything about the subject or not it seems a considerable amount of people from his constituency and nearby want to speak to him about it so he is 'playing at' doing his job gusgreen (which by the way as an MP includes looking at things outside of his constituency borders as well as within) garston tony
  • Score: 3

11:44am Wed 13 Aug 14

adam Nascotty says...

Harrington was also the Chairman of The Conservative friends of Israel, Watfordians did'nt care of that when he was voted in. Folk like Samwatford should also know that many of the present crises in world are thanks to the British Imperial mess, dividing an incredible colourful India into disaster zones, giving away a Palestine, land of Christ to European Zionists when they had no right to do so, destroying the Turkish rule to place proxy clowns as leaders in Middle East. It is very easy to Muslims, its the season of Islamophobia. Try a hit on the Zionists mate and see what it brings back!
Harrington was also the Chairman of The Conservative friends of Israel, Watfordians did'nt care of that when he was voted in. Folk like Samwatford should also know that many of the present crises in world are thanks to the British Imperial mess, dividing an incredible colourful India into disaster zones, giving away a Palestine, land of Christ to European Zionists when they had no right to do so, destroying the Turkish rule to place proxy clowns as leaders in Middle East. It is very easy to Muslims, its the season of Islamophobia. Try a hit on the Zionists mate and see what it brings back! adam Nascotty
  • Score: 1

1:59pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Harry Caine says...

Does that mean that if we get a 5000 signature petition together, Rich will speak out on behalf of a Palestinian State on 1967 borders so that the Israeli take their apartheid walls, settlers, soldiers, military along with its laws out of occupied Palestine, cease their siege of Gaza and let the Palestinians get on with their lives in peace?

If you really want to know what Rich Harrington's all about watch this:
https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=0E70BwA7
xgU
Does that mean that if we get a 5000 signature petition together, Rich will speak out on behalf of a Palestinian State on 1967 borders so that the Israeli take their apartheid walls, settlers, soldiers, military along with its laws out of occupied Palestine, cease their siege of Gaza and let the Palestinians get on with their lives in peace? If you really want to know what Rich Harrington's all about watch this: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=0E70BwA7 xgU Harry Caine
  • Score: 5

3:11pm Wed 13 Aug 14

garston tony says...

I would imagine given enough active public interest the MP would be duty bound to discuss any non frivolous subject that his constituents bring to his attention or face serious questions as to why not.

As I said in my previous post whilst the subject matter may be thousands of miles away, local interest in the subject apart an MPs job is also to debate and vote on National and international subjects not just Watford centric ones
I would imagine given enough active public interest the MP would be duty bound to discuss any non frivolous subject that his constituents bring to his attention or face serious questions as to why not. As I said in my previous post whilst the subject matter may be thousands of miles away, local interest in the subject apart an MPs job is also to debate and vote on National and international subjects not just Watford centric ones garston tony
  • Score: 0

5:59pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Cuetip says...

garston tony wrote:
Wether he knows anything about the subject or not it seems a considerable amount of people from his constituency and nearby want to speak to him about it so he is 'playing at' doing his job gusgreen (which by the way as an MP includes looking at things outside of his constituency borders as well as within)
How jolly altrusitic? Can't you smell votes as the election is only months away given the abandonment of 11 out 12 wards in Watford by the Tories in May as not worthy?

What about calling for a vote on the EU or investigating all the issues surrounding the privitisation of the mail service?

What about questioning 'access' system to the Hse of Lords which he strongly supports as especially he is into fund raising .

To quote Peter Hitchens 'Now it seems you can only get into our Upper House after crawling to the big parties, or after giving them piles of cash, or both at once. It’s just a coincidence, of course, that crawlers and donors get peerages, but it’s so.

As a result it is now a worthless and rather shameful relic, stuffed to the rafters with exactly the sort of people who should have nothing to do with power'...
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: Wether he knows anything about the subject or not it seems a considerable amount of people from his constituency and nearby want to speak to him about it so he is 'playing at' doing his job gusgreen (which by the way as an MP includes looking at things outside of his constituency borders as well as within)[/p][/quote]How jolly altrusitic? Can't you smell votes as the election is only months away given the abandonment of 11 out 12 wards in Watford by the Tories in May as not worthy? What about calling for a vote on the EU or investigating all the issues surrounding the privitisation of the mail service? What about questioning 'access' system to the Hse of Lords which he strongly supports as especially he is into fund raising . To quote Peter Hitchens 'Now it seems you can only get into our Upper House after crawling to the big parties, or after giving them piles of cash, or both at once. It’s just a coincidence, of course, that crawlers and donors get peerages, but it’s so. As a result it is now a worthless and rather shameful relic, stuffed to the rafters with exactly the sort of people who should have nothing to do with power'... Cuetip
  • Score: 1

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