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Tom Suozzi had spoken of his distress about human rights in Kashmir.


In an unheard of perambulate, a US Congressman has apologised to Indian-American citizens for now now not consulting them before writing a letter to Secretary of Converse Mike Pompeo to tell his issues on human rights downside in Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre scrapped its special popularity.

Congressman Tom Suozzi, in a letter to Mike Pompeo, acknowledged the movement by the authorities in Kashmir “risks upsetting mass social unrest…”

“These new restrictions on the autonomy of the converse and the rights of Kashmiris could well presumably well additionally embolden extremists and terrorists to behave,” Tom Suozzi acknowledged in his letter.

Upset by the letter, various Indian-American citizens, who constitute a foremost segment of Tom Suozzi’s Congressional District in Fresh York and had played a key role in his election and fund elevating, shot him various aroused messages.

About 100 Indian community people dangle demanded that he withdraw his letter.

“On Sunday, I met with 100 of my Indian-American constituents relating to my most up-to-date letter to Secretary Pompeo expressing my issues about most up-to-date developments in Kashmir.”

“Essentially based mostly upon my assembly it is glaring that it used to be a mistake to now now not talk to some of my Indian-American friends and supporters before I despatched the letter. I dangle to dangle. I am sorry. If I had met with them before sending the letter, I could well presumably well dangle framed my issues in yet every other way,” Tom Suozzi acknowledged in a assertion.

He acknowledged that throughout his profession in public provider, he has been an ardent supporter of India, their sovereignty, and dangle continually stood with them in their fight in opposition to terrorism.

The US-India relationship will be one amongst the supreme over the next 50 years and beyond, he acknowledged, in conjunction with that he has spent his time in Congress promoting and elevating this relationship and have to proceed to attain so.

“India, the enviornment’s supreme democracy, stays excessive for regional safety and peace. The most up-to-date downside in Kashmir gifts some very excessive challenges. The US have to scrutinize to be precious in securing safety and peace for all folk,” he acknowledged.

“Fascinating ahead, I will be definite that to solicit the enter of all of my constituents who dangle a vested curiosity in Kashmir and work in direction of a peaceable effect that roots out terrorism and corruption as properly as respects human rights. It’s my hope that most up-to-date developments in the effect will ultimately consequence on this,” he added.

Indian American citizens dangle acknowledged Tom Suozzi’s assertion used to be a step in the simply direction and sought a be aware up letter from him to Mike Pompeo.

“It’s a assertion in the simply direction. If any letter is requited, Congressman Suozzi wants to jot down to Secretary Pompeo about the impolite actions of Pakistan and inquiring for decisive and irreversible movement in opposition to terrorist organisations,” Jagdish Sewhani, the President of the American India Public Affairs Committee acknowledged.

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