KARACHI: Referring to India’s revocation of special status for Kashmir, American politician of Democratic Party Senator Bernard Sanders on Monday said India’s action against Kashmir was unacceptable.
“I am so deeply concerned about the (ongoing) situation in Kashmir, where the Indian government has revoked Kashmiri autonomy, crackdown on the saints, and instituted a communication blackout.
“The crackdown in the name of “security” is also denying the Kashmiri people access to medical care. Even many respected doctors in India have acknowledged that the Indian government imposed restriction on travel and threatening the life-saving care the patients need,” he said while speaking to a public gathering.
The Democratic presidential candidate said India’s action was unacceptable. The communication blockade must be lifted immediately and the US government must speak out verbally in support of the international humanitarian law and in support of the UN-backed peaceful resolution that respected the will of the Kashmiri people, he said.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said nobody was supporting Indian moves against occupied Kashmir.
“The Modi government has turned Kashmir into a prison,” Fawad Chaudhry said while addressing media in Lahore.
He said the Indian economy was under pressure. Even former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh had expressed concern saying that the national economy had been ruined, he added.