Why talk about only Kashmir, not atrocities on Muslims in China: US
New Delhi : Slamming Pakistan over the call to action against atrocities against Muslims in Srinagar, the Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells asked why Pakistan has no say for the Muslims suffering in Uyghurs, a PTI report said.
“I would like to see the same level of concern expressed also about Muslims who are being detained in Western China, literally in concentration-like conditions. And so being concerned about the human rights of Muslims does extend more broadly than Kashmir, and you’ve seen the administration very involved here during the UN General Assembly and trying to shine a light on the horrific conditions that continue to exist for Muslims throughout China,” Wells said.
On the sidelines of UNGA meeting, when Imran Khan was asked to comment on the issue then he said that China is a close friend and they would like to raise the issue in private.
Pakistan must take sustained action against terrorist groups to prevent future attacks and promote regional stability, a US State Department spokesperson said days after the UN Security Council approved Pakistan’s request to allow global terrorist Hafiz Saeed to access his bank accounts, an ANI report said.
US President Donald Trump met both Narendra Modi and Imran Khan on the sidelines of the UNGA. While the US has expressed its concerns over the current situation in Kashmir, it has also sought to use the United Nations platform to build up international pressure on China over its treatment of the Uyghurs.