India gets a snub from ally United States
*ISLAMABAD: *The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives has asked India to lift the communication blackout in the occupied Kashmir, warning that the continued lockdown of the occupied territory was having devastating impact on people’s lives.
On its Twitter handle, the committee has also announced that its Asia-Pacific and Non-Proliferation Subcommittee will hold a hearing on human rights in Kashmir and other parts of South Asia regions on October 22.
“India’s communication blackout in Kashmir is having a devastating impact on the lives and welfare of Kashmiris. It’s time for India to lift these restrictions and afford Kashmiris the same rights and privileges as any other Indian citizen,” the committee said in a tweet.