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Jayapal ignores community introduces resolution on Kashmir

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal ignored the voices of the diaspora from across the country as she went ahead with her pre-announced plans to introduce a resolution on Kashmir in the House of Representatives, agitated community leaders said. The Chennai-born first-ever Indian-American women elected to the House of Representatives has been one of the few lawmakers, who are mostly from the Democratic party, raising their voices against the Indian government s move on Jammu and Kashmir. Yesterday, I introduced a bipartisan House Resolution with @Rep_Watkins to urge the Indian government to end restrictions on communications and mass detentions in Jammu and Kashmir as swiftly as possible and preserve religious freedom for all residents, she said in a series of tweets late Saturday. Jayapal, 54, started her vocal criticism of situation in Jammu and Kashmir from September 2019, several weeks after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution on August 5. The ...

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