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MUZAFFARABAD: Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made a rare visit by a US lawmaker to Azad Kashmir on Thursday and said the issue should get more attention from the United States, prompting an angry response from India.

“I don’t believe that it (Kashmir) is being talked about to the extent it needs to in Congress but also with the administration,” Omar told reporters after visiting the Line of Control (LoC).

Omar, a Somali American who belongs to President Joe Biden’s Democratic Party, is the first naturalised citizen of African birth to sit in the US Congress.

Earlier this month she questioned what she called the reluctance of the US government to criticise Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on human rights.

Days later, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States was monitoring what he described as a rise in human rights abuses in India by some officials, in a rare direct rebuke by Washington of New Delhi’s rights record.

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India has long faced allegations of rights abuses in its portion of the territory, charges New Delhi denies.

It tightly controls access to Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) for foreign observers, including the UN.

“On the question of Kashmir, we held a hearing in the foreign affairs committee (of Congress) to look at the reports of human rights violations,” said Omar, who arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday and has met Pakistan’s leaders.

New Delhi sharply criticised Omar’s visit.

“Let me just say that if such a politician wishes to practise her narrow-minded politics at home, that’s her business,” said Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for India’s foreign ministry.

“But violating our territorial integrity and sovereignty... makes this ours and we think the visit is condemnable.”

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Bilal Arshad Apr 22, 2022 10:29am
Well well after 72 years and so many vetos favoring puppies India and Israiel now to pressurize Indians and showing us Human Rights is a concern a Muslim lady face is with us WOW what a justice system and great country USA is how caring after 72 years they realized Kashmir is an issue thank you world worst Nation
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