United Nations, Sep 27: The United States wants New Delhi to quickly ease restrictions imposed in Kashmir, top US diplomat for South Asia said Thursday, declaring President Donald Trump’s willingness to mediate to ease tensions between India and Pakistan.
Wells said the United States has raised concerns on Kashmir “at the highest levels,” without saying if Trump brought up Kashmir with PM Modi.
“The United States is concerned by widespread detentions, including those of politicians and business leaders, and the restrictions on the residents of Jammu and Kashmir,” Wells said.
“We look forward to the Indian government’s resumption of political engagement with local leaders and the scheduling of the promised elections at the earliest opportunity,” she said.
“The world would benefit from reduced tensions and increased dialogue between the two countries and, given these factors, the president is willing to mediate if asked by both parties,” she added.