Representative Susan Wild

Representing the 7th District of Pennsylvania

Rep. Wild Statement on Situation in Kashmir


September 4, 2019
Press Release

Today, Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07) released the following statement on the situation in Kashmir.

"I am deeply alarmed by the situation in Kashmir. The Indian government’s unilateral revocation of the territory’s special status early last month has endangered the region and led to mass detentions; a ban on virtually all channels of communication; and reported shortages of food, medical supplies, and other necessities across Kashmir.

“While the United States and India share a close and strategic partnership rooted in a history of common democratic values, I believe that our nation must be consistent in standing by our values—with allies and adversaries alike. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who serves on the subcommittee responsible for overseeing global human rights, I will do everything I can to build awareness of this unsustainable situation and to push for immediate de-escalation of regional tensions and respect for the rights and security of the people of Kashmir."