Washington: Indian government denied permission to United States Democratic Party senator, Chris Van Hollen, to visit and see the situation first-hand in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
According to details, the Modi government is doing everything possible to hide the atrocities in occupied Kashmir from the world. The Washington Post says the Indian government has barred US Senator Chris Van Hollen to visit the occupied valley.
Born in Karachi and done his schooling in Kodaikanal town, Tamil Nadu while his father served as an American diplomat in Sri Lanka, Van Hollen is known for his views on the situation in Kashmir.
Van Hollen becomes the first US Congressman to have been denied permission by the Indian government after abolition of the special status of IoK on August 5, as per Kashmir Media Services.
US newspaper, The Washington Post, says that nearly 50 members of Congress, including Senator Chris Van Hollen, expressed concern over the situation in occupied Kashmir. Indian government has deployed additional troops in occupied Kashmir for more than two months, while the internet and mobile services are shut down and almost all the Kashmiri leadership is arrested, as per The Washington Post.
Remember that not only the American media is significantly covering the situation in occupied Kashmir, but also the American politicians have expressed concerns over the situation in the occupied valley.
It has been 62 days since the curfew in occupied Kashmir, millions of Kashmiris are forced to live in prison because of the state terror of India. People in Kashmir are struggling to find access to food and medical facilities while there is a communication blackout in the occupied valley.