US expresses concern over internet ban, illegal detentions, in IOK

Senior US diplomat Alice Wells has expressed concerns over the continued detentions and internet shutdown in India Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Wells, the top US diplomat for South Asia, is due to undertake a visit to New Delhi for bilateral talks. “We look forward to a return to normalcy,” said the diplomat in a tweet.

Al Jazeera reported that diplomats from the European Union countries backed out of the trip as they wanted to reach out to their contacts on ground and visit areas that weren’t in the Indian government-prepared itinerary which was organised by the Indian ministries of External Affairs, Home Affairs and Defence.

Source: Express Tribune