Alice Wells urges India to respect human rights in occupied Kashmir

WASHINGTON: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells has urged India to respect human rights in occupied Kashmir, ARY Information reported on Tuesday.

She was talking throughout the listening to on Kashmir by United States Home Overseas Affairs Sub-committee on Asia, the Pacific and Non-proliferation, a sub-committee inside the Home Overseas Affairs Committee.

“US helps direct dialogue between Islamabad and New Delhi”, Alice Wells mentioned.

Lawmakers together with Elliot Engel, Rep Jim Costa, Rep Anthony Brown,Rep Karen Bass, Rep Ilhan Omar, Rep Mike Levin, Rep Tom Malinowski, Rep Ro Khanna, Rep Krishna Murti, Rep Gil Cisnero, Rep Ruben Gallego , Rep TJ Cox, Rep Judy Chu, Rep Jed Van Drew, Rep Tony Cardenas, Rep Jaypal,Rep Alan Loventhal,Rep Ted Lieu and others had been attending the listening to.

Attendees exchanged views on the human rights violations within the occupied valley.

“We expressed our considerations relating to Kashmir to India,” mentioned US diplomat and added that “We’re carefully monitoring the scenario in Kashmir.”

Learn extra: Alice Wells arrives in Islamabad for bilateral talks

Alice Wells mentioned, the US will carry on pressurizing India to elevate the communications blockade. Wells mentioned that in a span of two to a few months, a number of thousand individuals had been arrested.

The listening to’s significance has elevated within the wake of India’s reluctance to world group’s name for an finish to curfew.

Earlier, on Aug 5, the Indian authorities revoked the particular standing for the occupied territory.

It revoked Article 370 of India’s structure that offered particular rights to the Muslim-majority state.

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