PM Imran Khan’s efforts working? US calls for easing restrictions in Kashmir
- “We hope to see rapid action – the lifting of the restrictions and the release of those who have been detained,” said Alice Wells.
- The US official also said that the country has been raising the issue of Kashmir at the highest levels without saying the Trump brought up Kashmir with the Modi.
PM Imran Khan is currently on his second visit to the US since joining the office of the prime minister this time around he’s supposed to highlight the Kashmir issue in his address at UNGA. There has been much anticipation for his scheduled speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump asked both the leaders Imran Khan and Narendra Modi to work out the issue and now statement came, reported by AFP, from an official of State Department Alice Wells. “We hope to see rapid action – the lifting of the restrictions and the release of those who have been detained,” said Alice while talking to reporters.
She also said that President Trump is willing to mediate if asked by both parties. “The United States is concerned by widespread detentions, including those of politicians and business leaders, as well as restrictions on the residents of Jammu and Kashmir,” she added.
Wells also expressed that the US looks forward to the Indian Government’s resumption of political engagement with local leaders, adding that we look forward to the scheduling of the promised elections at the earliest opportunity.
The US official also said that the country has been raising the issue of Kashmir at the highest levels without saying the Trump brought up Kashmir with the Modi. BJP’s Government in a unilateral move bifurcated the lone Muslim majority region without the involvement of the state and its politicians.
Since then there have been restrictions on the movement of people in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and residents there are sprung by the clouds of fear and violence. The military is in an extra presence in the IOK and thousands of arrests have been reported so far.
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