US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren expresses concern over IOK situation
NEW YORK (92 News) – US Democratic leader and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has expressed concern over restrictions and communication blockade in Occupied Kashmir.
In a tweet, she urged India that rights of Kashmiri people must be respected.
“The US-India partnership has always been rooted in our shared democratic values. I’m concerned about recent events in Kashmir, including a continued communications blackout and other restrictions. The rights of the people of Kashmir must be respected,” Ms. Warren tweeted.
The Massachusetts Senator is the second influential American politician to raise concerns over Kashmir. Her statement comes a month after fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders expressed similar concerns.
Addressing the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America in Houston on September 1, Sanders said he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the situation in Kashmir and asked the US government to ‘speak out boldly’ in support of a UN-backed peaceful resolution to resolve the issue. “I am deeply concerned about the situation in Kashmir...India’s action is unacceptable,” he said while addressing one of the largest Muslim gatherings in the US.