US Senator Bernie Sanders, who’s running for the Democratic Party nomination for the White House, on Saturday called for its Trump government to”talk out boldly” in service of human rights in Kashmir and also”UN-backed” resolution of this dispute which respects the will of Kashmiris.
Addressing the yearly convention of the Islamic Society of North America, the largest organization representing Muslims of North America, the senator also talked about different regions of concern to the community including Chinese internment of Xinjiang Muslims, “viable and independent” state for Palestinians, along with the battle in Yemen.
It has to be mentioned for the circumstance that India-American lawmaker Ro Khanna is your co-chairman of Sanders’s presidential campaign, but he’s taken a very different stand on the matter. “Kashmir is an internal thing for India’s democracy, and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan should cool his heated rhetoric, not escalate the thing to a war or a battle,” he is reported to have stated lately.
“India’s activity is unacceptable,” Sanders explained. “The communications blockade has to be raised immediately, and the United States government should speak out in support of international humanitarian law and in its service of a UN-backed calm settlement which governs the will of the Kashmiri men and women.”
The Trump government has emphasized the need for India and Pakistan to solve the dispute bilaterally following the first offer in the US president to mediate, that has been taken off the table at the acknowledgment of India’s longstanding resistance to third-party intervention.
The government also has said the revocation of Kashmir’s independence has been an”internal conclusion” of India.
Sanders said he’s”anxious” about the problem in Kashmir, stemming in the revocation of this nation’s independence, the”crackdown on dissent” and the”communications blackout.”
The crackdown, he added, was denying Kashmiris accessibility to medical attention and also the travel limitations are”threatening the life-threatening care that patients want.”
Additional US lawmakers, even people who’ve supported stronger connections with India, for example, Eliot Engel and Bob Menendez, equally successful Democrats, also have raised the problem of human rights in Kashmir before. They hadn’t commented about the revocation of Article 370 and had cautioned Pakistan against retaliatory activities and infiltrations throughout the Line of Control.