US House Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss situation in IoK

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

31st Aug, 2019. 11:35 am
US House Foreign Affairs Committee

Another diplomatic win for Pakistan in Kashmir issue, The United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs of the United States House of Representatives, said it will soon hear the issue of occupied Kashmir in its upcoming meeting.

As per details, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia Brad Sherman announced on Friday that the subcommittee will soon hold a hearing on the prevailing situation in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) which has been under a curfew since August 5.

Sherman said that the hearing will 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,” Congressman.

He added that the hearing will also review the humanitarian situation in the valley and also he asked that are people able to get food, medical care etc.

Sherman further added that he had an opportunity to meet with Americans from Kashmir Valley just a week ago in the San Fernando Valley, along with his colleague Congressman Andre Carson.

He said that they heard stories of difficulties encountered by his constituents and others and the fears they have for their loved ones.

He stated that he is looking forward to learn more about human rights in Kashmir.

On August 16, members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) met for the first time in over five decades to discuss the critical situation in Indian occupied Kashmir, urging parties to the dispute to refrain from taking any unilateral action.

The UNSC met behind closed doors at the request of China and Pakistan to discuss the Indian government’s recent decision to revoke the special status of occupied Kashmir.

The council had taken up the issue of the critical situation in occupied Kashmir after more than 50 years since it was last discussed on the platform, effectively rejecting India’s stance that occupied Kashmir was an internal issue and not an internationally recognized dispute.

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