The All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group has expressed their sadness at the death of Jo Cox MP, one of the stalwart members of the Group.
Mrs Cox was murdered outside her constituency surgery in the village of Birstall near Leeds on Thursday. In Parliament Mrs Cox was a staunch defender of people facing oppression and had spoken up a number of times on the Kashmir cause. She was especially known for her work in helping refugees and ensuring that aid reached Syrians caught up in the conflict in the Middle East.
The Chairman of the Kashmir Group, Andrew Griffiths MP, said: “Everyone in Parliament was completely shocked and horrified about what happened to Jo. As well as being a fantastic and respected MP who worked so hard for her constituents she was also a wife and a mum and our hearts go out to her husband and her two young children. Jo may have been small in stature but she had a huge heart for helping the oppressed and those who did not have a voice of their own. The Kashmir cause was important to her and all of us in the Group could see her passion and determination about this. Her commitment to Kashmir and to oppressed people everywhere will live on and her legacy of work in this area will continue.”