US urges India to restore political rights in IIOJK

Washington, November 13 (KMS): The United States has urged the Narendra Modi-led Indian government to restore local elections and political rights in all the regions across Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu in a media interview, said: “I want to clarify that there has been no change in the American policy on Kashmir.”

He added that the US has discussed human rights violations in India, especially in IIOJK, at a high level with New Delhi. He said that the solution to the Kashmir issue was possible only through direct negotiations between India and Pakistan.

He further stated that it should be ensured that the media could continue to do its job in Kashmir. “All this is necessary for peace and it is hoped that peace can be ensured in Kashmir in the coming years.”

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