US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s visit to AJK unnerves India

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The US Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar’s visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir, today, unnerved India.

Ilhan Omar visited AJK, today, to obtain first-hand information about the current situation of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a press conference in Muzaffarabad, she stated that the US Foreign Affairs Committee had previously held hearings to investigate the reports of human rights violations in IIOJK and discussed the Modi administration’s anti-Muslim rhetoric and its effects. “I don’t believe that it is being talked about to the extent it needs to be in Congress and within the administration,” she said and hoped that her visit to AJK motivates more conversations.

Ilhan Omar said the condemnations and concerns of those who fight for human rights and the question of Kashmir will be included in future hearings within the US.

The US Congresswoman also visited the Line of Control (LoC) and was briefed about the current situation of the forward areas.

India sharply reacted to Ilhan Omar’s visit.

The spokesperson for Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arindam Bagchi, at a media briefing said, “Let me just say that if such a politician wishes to practise her narrow-minded politics at home, that’s her business.”

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

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