Last updated on October 9, 2019
US Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat who co-chairs that the Senate India Caucus, on Tuesday joined a growing group of lawmakers, a few of whom are strong supporters of connections with India, that have voiced concern over continuing limitations in Kashmir and called for their withdrawal.
“While I know India has legitimate security issues, I’m bothered by its limitations on movement and communications in Jammu and Kashmir,” Warner wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “I expect India will meet its democratic principles by enabling freedom of media, data, and political involvement.”
Warner’s opinions are significant since he’s the co-chair of the Senate India caucus and also a staunch supporter of near US-India ties, that has transferred many crucial legislations encouraging relationships and petitioned the government for critical relief and aid if required.
The Senator from Virginia joins Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris — all three are candidates for the Democratic Party nomination for president and most members of this House of Representatives to criticize limitations imposed in Kashmir following the shift in its inherent status on August 5, since has the Trump government.
This rising disquiet should stress New Delhi since it believes the US Congress since the sole American establishment to endure with India going back decades.
Warren voiced her concerns beyond Sunday. “I am worried about current events in Kashmir, such as a continuing communications blackout and other limitations. The rights of the people of Kashmir have to be respected.”
Warren is a major candidate for the party’s nomination, with jumped in surveys lately to overtake Senator Bernie Sanders. She’s currently a close second to former Vice-President Joe Biden, trailing the frontrunner 24 percent to 26.2percent in the RealClearPolitics aggregate of surveys.