Irked India gives disgusting response over US snub over Occupied Kashmir

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Irked India gives disgusting response over US snub over Occupied Kashmir

*NEW DELHI: Irked India gives disgusting response over US snub over Occupied Kashmir.*

The government today said it is regrettable that US lawmakers used a Congressional hearing to question measures to protect lives of people in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the US Congressional hearing on Kashmir was a reflection of lack of understanding about robust functioning of democratic institutions in India.

The government remains responsive to safety and well-being of people in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.

"We are regularly updating the US government about situation in Kashmir," he said.

During the Congressional hearing on "Human Rights in South Asia: Views from the State Department and the Region" on Tuesday, some US lawmakers had expressed concerns over the restrictions on movement and communications in Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of its special status.

"It is regrettable that a few members of the US Congress used the Congressional hearing on human rights in South Asia to question the measures taken recently to safeguard life, peace and security in Kashmir," Mr Kumar said in response to a question on the issue at a media briefing.

"These comments display a very limited understanding of India''s history, her pluralistic society, constitutionally guaranteed freedom, fundamental rights and the robust institutions operating in the world''s largest democracy," he said.