US expresses concern over illegal detentions, internet ban in IOK

US expresses concern over illegal detentions, internet ban in IOK

Washington (Web Desk): Top US diplomat for South Asia Alice Wells has expressed concerns over the continued detentions and internet shutdown in India Occupied Kashmir (IOK).


“Closely following US ambassador to India and other foreign diplomats’ recent trip to Jammu & Kashmir. Important step. We remain concerned by detention of political leaders and residents, and Internet restrictions. We look forward to a return to normalcy,” said the diplomat in a tweet on the US State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs official Twitter account.

Wells was referring to the Indian government-organised two-day trip to the occupied region last week. Juster was part of a group comprising foreign diplomats. The group met with select political representatives and civil society members, and top Indian military brass.