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Bob Blackman is one of the two British MP awarded with Padma Shri.(Courtesy: Twitter/@BobBlackman)

British MPs, ‘Bob-bhai’ and ‘Barry-bhai’ win Padma Shri for standing by India

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 11:35 PM IST
During recent debates in British Parliament, Blackman and Gardiner have steadfastly held New Delhi’s corner, when hardly any Indian-origin MP speaks on the sensitive issues such as Jammu and Kashmir.
British MP Bob Blackman has been speaking out in favour of India since the decision to revoke Article 370 found echoes among Britain’s MPs.(Bob Blackman / Twitter)
British MP Bob Blackman has been speaking out in favour of India since the decision to revoke Article 370 found echoes among Britain’s MPs.(Bob Blackman / Twitter)

J&K part of sovereign India, Pakistan should leave PoK: UK MP Bob Blackman

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 05:55 AM IST
Bob Blackman, the Conservative Party MP, countered the Pakistani government’s plan to move a United Nations resolution in the wake of India’s August 5 decision to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution and end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Bob Blackman said that India has a long-established tradition of respecting different faiths and religions.(Bob Blackman/Twitter)
Bob Blackman said that India has a long-established tradition of respecting different faiths and religions.(Bob Blackman/Twitter)

‘Labour Party has become anti-Indian’: British MP slams oppn over Kashmir stand

London | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:21 PM IST
Blackman also said that India has a long-established tradition of respecting different faiths and religions.
Bob Blackman, who has supported Modi during his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat and subsequently as prime minister, has often defended India’s official position on sensitive issues such as Jammu and Kashmir in the British parliament.(Twitter.)
Bob Blackman, who has supported Modi during his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat and subsequently as prime minister, has often defended India’s official position on sensitive issues such as Jammu and Kashmir in the British parliament.(Twitter.)

Article 370: Following closely, says UK, calls for calm

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 07:39 PM IST
A demonstration was held on Monday outside the Indian high commission organised by groups including the South Asia Solidarity Group to protest against the moves initiated by home minister Amit Shah. Other UK-based groups hailed or criticised the changes.
The Theresa May government is expected to reiterate on Tuesday Britain’s position since the mid-1990s of expressing ‘deep regret’ for the April 13, 1919, massacre in Jallianwala Bagh that may set the stage for a full apology later, amid growing demand for the gesture.(HT File Photo)
The Theresa May government is expected to reiterate on Tuesday Britain’s position since the mid-1990s of expressing ‘deep regret’ for the April 13, 1919, massacre in Jallianwala Bagh that may set the stage for a full apology later, amid growing demand for the gesture.(HT File Photo)

Fresh pressure on UK to apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 07:38 AM IST
During a visit in 1997, Queen Elizabeth said at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial: "History cannot be rewritten, however much we might sometimes wish otherwise. It has its moments of sadness, as well as gladness. We must learn from the sadness and build on the gladness.”
Britain's foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is seen outside of Downing Street in London, Britain, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls(Reuters)
Britain's foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is seen outside of Downing Street in London, Britain, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls(Reuters)

Pressure mounts on UK to retract ‘India-administered Kashmir’ remark

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:43 PM IST
UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, in his comment on Pulwama terror attack, referred to Jammu and Kashmir as “India-administered Kashmir”.
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