Kashmir strife a global issue with military, economic consequences: US congressman

Eric Swalwell urges US govt to 'ensure these two nuclear powers do not reach a point of no return'

News Desk September 13, 2019
Statement comes days after Governor Imran Ismail briefs Eric Swalwell on IOK clampdown during his US visit

The Kashmir conflict is just not an issue between Pakistan and India but a global issue, US Congressman Eric Swalwell has said as New Delhi continues with its military clampdown in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) since August 5 when it revoked its semi-autonomous status.

The statement comes days after Sindh Governor Imran Ismail met the US congressman at his offices in Washington, and highlighted human right violations by "fascist regime" in IOK.

“The strife in Kashmir isn’t just about India and Pakistan – it is an issue that has worldwide military, economic, and moral consequences,” said the representative in a statement on Thursday.

He urged the US government to help de-escalate the rhetoric through diplomacy and “ensure these two nuclear powers do not reach a point of no return.”

US senators urge Trump to act on IOK crisis

“This can be progressively achieved beginning with measures such as the immediate restoration of the ability for Kashmiris to communicate with their families and by working toward re-establishment of democratic governance,” he added.

Earlier, a bipartisan group of US senators had also pressed President Donald Trump to immediately intervene to help end the “humanitarian crisis” in the occupied valley.


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