Irked India gives frustrating response over US diplomatic snub

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Irked India gives frustrating response over US diplomatic snub

NEW DELHI - Irked India gives frustrating response over US diplomatic snub from the US Congress' Foreign Affairs Committee on Human Rights link.

Top Committee held a special hearing on Tuesday on the human rights situation in South Asia with particular emphasis on India's post- 5 August changes in Kashmir.

The committee's statements did not go over well with India.

The detention of local politicians and the communications blockade in the state of Jammu and Kashmir remained the focus of the discussion on the "humanitarian crisis".

The issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India's northeastern state of Assam, also came up for discussion and it was designated as the "anti-Muslim agenda of the BJP-run government in India".

India erupted with backlash as Indians questioned the US hypocrisy to discuss the human rights issues in India without first looking at its own backyard.