US congresswoman calls for ‘immediate restoration of communication’ in occupied Kashmir – World

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Tuesday called for a "de-escalation" and an "immediate restoration of communication" in occupied Kashmir, where the blockade imposed by the Indian government entered its fourth week.

in a cheepThat happens one day after a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in France, Omar said: "We should ask for an immediate restoration of communication; respect for human rights, democratic norms and freedom religious; and de-escalated in [occupied] Cashmere."

"International organizations should be able to fully document what is happening on the ground," he added.

President Trump, who offered to mediate in the search for a solution on more than one occasion, held a meeting with Modi yesterday on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France, after which he said that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute about occupied Kashmir. alone, but he was there if they needed him.

"We talked last night about Kashmir, the prime minister really feels he has it under control. They talk to Pakistan and I am sure they can do something that will be very good," the US president told reporters.

Last week, key legislators of the United States Congress urged New Delhi to end the occupation and allow its residents to speak.

Read: US lawmakers urge India to end the occupation of Kashmir

Congressman Adam Smith, chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, called the Indian ambassador to the United States and told him that "he continued to monitor the situation regarding the decision of the Indian government to revoke the special status "from Jammu and Kashmir busy.

"There are legitimate concerns about the continuous blackouts of communications, the increase in the militarization of the region and the application of curfews," he told the Indian envoy. Smith, a Washington state Democrat, said some of his constituents were from occupied Jammu and Kashmir and had also visited the area after August 5.

"They saw a region besieged with its isolated residents, without the ability to communicate at all outside the region," he said.

Smith reminded India that "recognition of the potential disparate impact of this decision on the Muslim population of the region and other minority groups, now and in the future, is imperative."

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke of New York had said she was "extremely worried" and was raising her voice about what is happening in Kashmir now.

“Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi has no right to do what he is doing with the people of Kashmir. And it is up to us to raise our voices for justice, to raise our voices for self-government and for non-discrimination based on religion, ”he said. “Prime Minister Modi should know better. We must all raise our voices. "

The situation in occupied Kashmir has been tense since the Indian government revoked article 370 of the constitution, stripping the region of its special status, earlier this month. The Indian government also imposed a strict blockage and blackout of communications in the region and has been trying to prevent the media, both local and international, from reporting on the situation. Despite the restrictions, there have been reports of mass protests in the main cities of the occupied territory.



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