ISLAMABAD-British Kashmiris approached UAE Government requesting to revisit its decision of awarding highest civilian award to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a letter to Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Crown Prince Court King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, British Parliamentarian Naz Shah said that British Kashmiris are expressing complete dismay towards the decision made by UAE Government to award Indian Prime Minister with the order of Zayed, kingdom’s highest civilian award.
She alleged that Prime Minister Modi is illegally removing the sovereignty of the Kashmiri people in Indian administered Kashmir, through the forced removal of Article 370 and 35A. 738,000 strong forces, making Kashmir the most militarized region in the world. Kashmir has been locked down for the last 15 days the shutdown of telecommunications, internet and other sources of communications.
She said, “It saddened me greatly to see the news that Modi once recognized as the butcher of Gujarat being offered the UAE’s highest civilian honour. A title in the name of your founding father Sheikh Zayed”.
In April, 2019, President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan had conferred on Indian PM the Zayed Medal, the highest decoration awarded to kings, presidents and heads of states. The award came in appreciation of Modi’s role in consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation between the two countries.