The United Kingdom has said any allegations of human rights violations in occupied Kashmir since India revoked the special status of the territory must be thoroughly, promptly and transparently investigated.
The British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, addressing in the House of Commons, the lower house of the Parliament, said “All and any allegations of human rights violations are deeply concerning. They must be investigated thoroughly, promptly and transparently.”
The British Foreign Secretary stressed that the human rights concerns made Kashmir an international issue.
“The issue of human rights is not just a bilateral issue for India or Pakistan or a domestic issue, it is an international issue we expect internationally recognized human rights to be complied with and respected,” he said, addressing a question from Conservative Party MP Steve Baker, who represents a large Kashmiri-origin constituency of Wycombe in south-east England.
On the other hand, Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids has written a letter to American Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo, to raise the Kashmir issue infront of India.
She further stated in her letter that its one’s moral responsibility to speak out against the human right violations in the valley.
Sharice Davids showed her concerns over the decision of India’s government, which revoked part of the constitution that gives Indian-administered Kashmir special status.
She said that she is monitoring the ongoing situations closely and that the issue should be resolved with the help of democracy.
“Human rights activists and NGO’s should be allowed to enter Kashmir”, she added in her letter.