Deeply concerned about the situation in Kashmir: Bernie Sanders
United States senator and presidential contender Bernie Sanders Sunday said that he was “deeply concerned” about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Calling India’s actions “unacceptable”, the 77-year-old US Senator said that the communication blockade in the state must be immediately lifted. Sanders also urged the US government to “speak out boldly” in support of a UN-backed peaceful resolution in Kashmir.
“India’s action (in Kashmir) is unacceptable and the communications blockade must be lifted immediately, and the US government must speak out boldly in support of international humanitarian life and in support of a UN-backed peaceful resolution,” Sanders said while addressing a gathering at the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) Convention in Houston.…
The US Senator also said that the crackdown “in name of security” acts as a barrier for the public to get access to medical care. “Many doctors in India have acknowledged that the Indian government restrictions on travel are threatening the life-saving care that patients need,” Sanders said.…
- “Concerned By Reports Of Detentions, Continued Restrictions”: US On J&K (Aug 30, 2019, NDTV)
- UN team alleges violation of rights in Kashmir (Aug 22, 2019, The Hindu)
- “The Situation Was Very Bad”: Feminist Activist Kavita Krishnan on What She Saw in Kashmir (Aug 26, 2019, Democracy Now)
- Journalists Call Press Council’s Support to Kashmir Media Restrictions ‘Deplorable’ (Aug 25, 2019, The Wire)