Four US senators express concerns about internet curbs in occupied Kashmir
WASHINGTON: Four top US senators have expressed concern about the continued internet curbs in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and detention of political leaders.
The concern has been expressed by the senators from Democrats and Republicans parties in their letter to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The senators expressed concern over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act that triggered protests across India.
The senators also called for an assessment of the restrictions on communications in Kashmir and the level of access given to independent observers, diplomats, foreign journalists.
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In Oct 2019, a delegation of US Senators, visiting Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan, had pledged to initiate a comprehensive debate in the US senate on the prevailing grim situation in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
The delegation, led by Senator Chris Hollen and Senator Maggie Hassan, at a meeting with AJK President Sardar Masood Khan in Muzaffarbad, had assured to apprise the US senate on the latest situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.
The Senators had said they would highlight at the Senate that the situation in the occupied Kashmir directly concerned to the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people.
They had said a US senate committee had already expressed its grave concern over human rights trampling, communication blackout and the arrests of political leaders and workers in occupied Kashmir.
The Sardar Masood Khan had asked the US Administration, Congress and the Senate to save occupied Kashmir and its people from the designs of Indian fanatic rulers.