US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has recently called out India for its aggression against civilian Kashmiris and has demanded the hostile government to immediately end the violation of human rights by lifting the curfew and communication blackout.
“India must afford due process to the thousands of people it has detained without charge, and ensure hospitals have the necessary access to life-saving medicine,” said the Palestinian origin lawmaker as she issued a statement in Detroit, Michigan.
She added, “Multiple reports indicate that over 3,000 people have been indefinitely detained without charges by the Indian government under the Public Safety Act, including children, lawyers, doctors, religious leaders, and opposition political leaders.”
“I urge the Indian government to accept responsibility for the human rights violations being carried out in Jammu and Kashmir and hold the responsible parties accountable,” Rashida further stated.
The Congresswoman reiterated that India’s “unacceptable actions” deprive Kashmiris of their “human dignity, put millions of people in danger, and seriously undermine democracy in India and Kashmir”.
“People should not have to fear unjust detention, rape, or torture because of who they are and what they believe,” said Rashida.
The Muslim lawmaker urged President Donald Trump to intervene in the matter and help find a UN-backed peace resolution for the oppressed Kashmiris.
Rashida Tlaib’s statement is a continuation of several other US politicians and lawmakers. Earlier, Somalian origin Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, and four US senators Todd Young, Chris Van Hollen, Ben Cardin, and Lindsay Graham had also spoken in support of Kashmir. All five individuals had slammed India for its atrocities in Kashmir and urged Trump to take actions in support of Kashmiris.