New Delhi gets a snub from Washington

New Delhi gets a snub from Washington

WASHINGTON- New Delhi gets a snub from Washington over Occupied Kashmir lockdown restrictions.

The United States has raised serious concerns over the situation in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

US continues to be “very concerned by reports of detentions and the continued restrictions on the residents of the region,” the US State Department said on Thursday.

“We urge respect for human rights, compliance with legal procedures, and an inclusive dialogue with those affected,” according to a statement issued by the department.

The US also called for all stakeholders to maintain peace.

“We call on all parties to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control,” the statement read.

As the Indian government’s lockdown of occupied Kashmir continued for the 25th consecutive day on Thursday, hundreds of Kashmiris defied the restrictions and took to the streets in Srinagar and other areas of the disputed territory to stage demonstrations against New Delhi.