Positive development reported from US for Pakistan against India over Occupied Kashmir conflict
ISLAMABAD - Positive development reported from United States for Pakistan against India over Occupied Kashmir conflict.
Pakistan has been engaged in hectic diplomacy against India in the Washington over the issue of the Occupied Kashmir
In a welcoming development, 27 members of US Congress have issued statements and tweets against unilateral Indian annexation of Kashmir.
All of them have heavily criticised India on the continued denial of basic human rights and a number of them have expressed reservations on altering the legal status of Kashmir without regard to UN and bilateral covenants.
The threat to global and regional peace due to Indian unilateral action is highlighted as well. Out of the 27 members of Congress, 25 belong to Democratic Party. One of the leading candidates for Democratic Party nomination to compete President Trump in 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders set the tone on Sept 1.
Senator Sanders took one the most aggressive positions on Kashmir annexation by demanding solution of Kashmir as per UN resolutions. Senator Sanders also demanded immediate lifting of all types of restrictions imposed by India.
Other Democratic Party candidates including ex-vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Hariss and ex-Congressman Beto O'Rourke have also called for immediate restoration of basic human rights of Kashmiri population.
Chairman House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee Elliot Engel and Senator Robert Menendez Ranking Member Senate Foreign Relations committee were the first to speak out.
In a joint statement on Aug 7, both asked India to adhere to spirit of representative democracy and ensure transparency and political participation while dealing with Jammu & Kashmir issue.