US urges India to end information blackout in occupied Kashmir

US urges India to end information blackout in occupied Kashmir

Washington (Web Desk): The United States has expressed concern over the grim situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.


Talking to media in Washington, US State Department Spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus said we continue to be very concerned by widespread detentions and the restrictions on the residents of the region.

Ortagus said we are also concerned about reports that internet and mobile phone access continues to be blocked in certain regions. She urged Indian government to respect human rights and restore access to services such as the internet and mobile networks.

On August 5, India abolished Article 370 that granted special status to occupied Kashmir. The Modi government sent in an unprecedented number of Indian troops to the disputed valley, imposed a curfew and placed Kashmiri politicians under house arrest.

The move has been condemned internationally and by opposition leaders in India.