WASHINGTON: Democratic candidate for the 2020 US presidential election Kamala Harris has said that the world major powers required to intervene in the Kashmir conflict, if the situation demanded.
Kamala Harris said the world needed to remind the Kashmiris that they were not alone, Dawn newspaper reported.
She said that the United States was following the situation in the valley.
The other US presidential candidates who have spoken in favour of Kashmir include Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The all three are representatives of Democratic party and one of them will get the party ticket for president and the other for vice president.
Current US President Donald Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, has also expressed concern on Kashmir conflict and offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on this dispute.
On Oct 5, Senator Warren had said that “the rights of the Kashmiri people must be respected”. While, earlier Sanders had said that India’s Aug 5 action to repeal Kashmir’s special status was “unacceptable”.
He had also urged the Trump government to “speak out boldly” and support “a UN-backed peaceful resolution that respects the will of the Kashmiri people”.
On Oct 6, a delegation of US Senators, visiting Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan, has 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, assured to apprise the US senate on the latest situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.
The Senators 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.