Sadiq Khan MP has raised concerns with the UK Government about the humanitarian crisis developing in Kashmir after a week of rain on the Indian side of the region has seen the worst floods in five decades.
The flooding has left hundreds dead and tens of thousands of people displaced from their homes.
A number of Tooting constituents have contacted Sadiq directly to raise concerns about the grave situation in Kashmir, some of whom raised specific concerns about relatives believed to be in the region.
Sadiq has now raised these concerns directly with the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, and also with the Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP.
Sadiq Khan MP said,
“The flooding in Kashmir is horrific and I am deeply concerned for those people living in the region who are being affected.”
“The speed of the rescue effort is also a major cause for concern with death toll rising by the day.”
“I very much hope that the FCO and DfID will demonstrate the UK government’s commitment to helping any British Citizens that are stranded in the region as well as providing aid and rescue assistance should they be allowed to by the Indian authorities.”