Inquiry into the impact of Covid 19 across Kashmir

About the Inquiry

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kashmir (APPKG) is conducting an inquiry to assess the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic across Kashmir, with a focus on health, healthcare and humanitarian impacts.

The APPKG would like to collect written evidence on:

  • health, healthcare and humanitarian impacts, for example access to oxygen, ventilators and hospital beds
  • social and economic impacts, for example unemployment
  • communication barriers
  • broader human rights issues
  • equity issues, including those citizens, men, women and workers disproportionally impacted
  • impacts associated with changes to the UK’s international aid budgets
  • the adequacy and speed of the Covid-19 vaccination roll out in the region
  • how the UK government and appropriate international bodies are monitoring the situation.

We wish to understand the impacts of Covid on top of existing issues identified prior to 2020.

The closing date for responses is Monday 31 May 2021

How to submit your evidence

Submissions should be between 500-1000 words per issue (strict maximum limit of 3,000 words).

Joint submissions from organisations on specific issues are encouraged.  Please indicate clearly all organisations that support the evidence submitted. Please indicate if the submission has been published online or in print, and if so, when.

Each submission should include a brief introduction about your or your organisation(s), relevant email address and include factual evidence references, as appropriate.

Please note we may publish all or part of your submission. If you wish for your submission to be anonymous or you do not wish any part of your submission to be published, this must be clearly stated.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the DPA) together form a new framework for regulating the processing of personal data in the UK. The APPKG will only collect and use personal information for the specific purpose for which it has been obtained. The APPKG will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes described.

Please note that we are not obliged to accept your submission as evidence for the inquiry.

Due to the time required to process and analyse evidence, late submissions will only be accepted with the agreement of the APPKG Chair, Debbie Abrahams MP.

Written responses should be sent electronically, in Microsoft word or PDF format to the and


What happens next?

The APPKG will consider all written evidence received before deciding upon those witnesses from whom it wishes to hear oral evidence from. They will be contacted in due course.

Should you require alternative formats of this information or further assistance in making a written submission to the Committee, please do not hesitate to contact Harpreet Uppal on


Thank you.

Debbie Abrahams MP, Chair APPKG

On behalf of all APPKG members.

30th April 2021

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