U.S. on Kashmir, Snubs Pakistan
The United States has urged the Indian government to quickly ease restrictions in Kashmir, and release those placed under house arrest. A few measures were eased but restrictions in communciation lines were still off in many parts of Kashmir. The United States expressed it's concern over widespread detention and restrictions on residents of Jammu and Kashmir.
U.S. President Trump had met separately with PM Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan, in a bid to ease tension between the two nations.The U.S. President was keen that tensions be reduced and there be increased dialogue between both countries. He was also willing to mediate between them. Alice Wells, top State Department official for South Asia also observed that Pakistan PM Imran Khan's remarks were not helpful to lower tension between both countries.
Ms. Wells also questioned Mr Khan as to why he was not speaking about China, where more than a million Uighurs and other Turkish-speaking Muslism were detained in western China. The U.S. is building pressure on China and will utilize the annual United Nations summit, questioning them on their treatment of the Uighurs.