In his letter to the United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, four leading senators have expressed their deep concern over the Kashmir situation and the Citizenship Amendment Act, saying “India’s secular role is in jeopardy”.
Describing the Kashmir situation as disturbing in this letter, the US government has been asked to review its various aspects of the new law on Kashmir and citizenship within the next 30 days.
The letter was jointly written by two Democrat MPs, Chris Van Hollen, Dick Durban and two Republicans, Lindsey Graham, and Todd Young. Senator Lindsey Graham is considered a close ally of US President Donald Trump. The letter said Modi’s move had “jeopardized the rights of religious minorities and India’s secular role”.
The letter came at a time when US President Donald Trump is visiting India, several leading US senators have expressed deep concern over the Kashmir situation and citizenship law.
Since India abolished Kashmir’s special status last year, there were curfew-like restrictions and hundreds of people, including top leaders, were arrested.