US House Foreign Relations Committee to hear Occupied Kashmir crisis

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US House Foreign Relations Committee to hear Occupied Kashmir crisis

WASHINGTON: The US House Foreign Relations Committee said it will soon hear the issue of occupied Kashmir in its upcoming meeting.

Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia Brad Sherman announced on Friday that the subcommittee will soon hold a hearing on the deteriorating situation in Indian occupied Kashmir which has been under a clampdown since August 5.

Congressman Sherman said that the hearing will also focus on the humanitarian situation in Kashmir, where many political activists have been arrested and daily life, the internet and telephone communications have been interrupted.

He added the hearing will also review the humanitarian situation in the valley. “Are people able to get food, medical care etc,” he added.

“I had an opportunity to meet with Americans from Kashmir Valley just a week ago in the San Fernando Valley, along with my colleague Congressman Andre Carson, we heard stories of difficulties encountered by my constituents and others and the fears they have for their loved ones. I look forward to learning more about human rights in Kashmir,” Sherman said.

“I look forward to learning more about human rights in Kashmir,” Sherman added.