Even the United States (US) congress has Required answers from Harsh Vardhan Shringla, the Indian Ambassador to the US, regarding the current crisis in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK)
On October 16, Shringla, who informed them about the scenario briefed House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The Congress members noted that the upgrade by Shringla differs to what their constituents have painted an image of the area. “We believe true transparency could only be achieved when journalists and members of congress are allowed free access into the area. We invite India to start Jammu and Kashmir to domestic and foreign journalists and other foreign visitors in the interest of open and increased communication,” the congress members urged.
The members have raised several questions regarding the IoK. In their correspondence, the participants stated that they have discovered that government is currently utilizing rubber bullets . “Can you confirm if there are proven instances of protesters being blinded by rubber bullets, for example, amount of children? Are rubber bullets still being used for crowd control? What’s the Indian government doing to guarantee rights of peaceful protesters,” the members wrote.
Concern has been raised by them on if the landline and internet services have been revived in the area and if not when will the government restore the relations.
They also have questioned the number of individuals have been arrested since August 5 and if minors are included by the detained. Discussing about the curfew imposed in occupied Kashmir, the congress members asked,”what’s the government’s strategy to permit citizens to return to inhibited movement. When can we expect ?”