November 12, 2019

Deteriorating situation in IHK: Sanders asks US to back UN-backed solution

ISLAMABAD: In criticizing the revocation of the autonomy of India Held Kashmir (IHK), the repression against dissent and the blackout of the communication, the US senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that Indian action was unacceptable.

“I am also deeply concerned about the situation in Kashmir, where the Indian government revoked Kashmir’s autonomy, took strong measures against dissent and instituted a communication blackout,” the senator said as he addressed the 56th annual convention of the Islamic Society. of North America held in Houston. .

He said that repression in the name of security was also denying people in Kashmir access to medical care.

He said that even many respected doctors in India had recognized that the Indian government had imposed travel restrictions, threatening the vital care needed by patients in IHK.

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