Weekly News Roundup – December 4, 2019

  India consul general in United States calls for ‘Israeli model’ in Kashmir At a private event on Saturday in New York City, Sandeep Chakravorty, India’s consul-general to the city, told Kashmiri Hindus and Indian nationals that India will build settlements modelled after Israel for the return of the Hindu population to Kashmir.… “I believe the security situation will improve, …

Weekly News Roundup – November 27, 2019

  US Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Condemning Human Rights Violations in Kashmir A US lawmaker… Rashida Tlaib, … in the House Resolution No 724 introduced on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to engage in dialogue to deescalate tensions between them.… The resolution titled “Condemning the human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir and supporting Kashmiri self-determination” currently has no …

Weekly News Roundup – November 20, 2019

  Assam NRC a tool to render Muslims stateless: US panel on religious freedom A federal US commission on international religious freedom has alleged that National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is a tool to “target religious minorities and to render Muslims stateless”. Observing that the final NRC list, which validates bona fide Indian citizens of Assam, has excluded 19 …

Weekly News Roundup – November 6, 2019

  US Govt Condemns Citizenship Bill and NRC: ‘Bald Attempt to Split Society’ The United States House of Representatives held a public hearing on October 22 on human rights in south Asia, whose first part saw congresspersons question their government on its position and policies in the region.… In response to tough questioning about the discriminatory character of the National …