Summary: Urging the Republic of India to end the restrictions on communications and mass detentions in Jammu and Kashmir as swiftly as possible and preserve religious freedom for all residents. (Cosponsors, Bipartisan)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 02/13/20.
STATUS: Introduced 12/06/19 by Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] .
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
“I’m so happy for Dr. Shah and his entire family, especially his niece and my constituent, Nafisa. This is a huge victory for justice, and I’m glad the Indian Government has finally heeded my call to grant Dr. Shah permanent release. Now, India must end the arbitrary detentions of the thousands of others it has imprisoned in Kashmir without any due process. It must end the abuse of human rights in Jammu and Kashmir. It must lift restrictions on cell phones and internet access, protect free speech and peaceful protest, and condemn all religiously motivated violence at the highest levels across India. As two democracies with a special and critical relationship, it’s more important than ever to ensure human rights are protected regardless of the circumstances,” said Jayapal, the first Indian American woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. (Source: Rep. Jaypal, Press Release, 12/06/19)
Link to the text of the bill.
Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.