Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee wants India to take necessary steps to restore rights of all Kashmiris. He also expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and implementation of NRC.
These measures are inconsistent with the country’s long tradition of secularism and with sustaining a multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy, according to the policy paper — Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim American community’ posted recently on his campaign website.
A group of Hindu Americans have expressed resentment at the language used against India and have urged them to reconsider their views.
The police paper juxtaposed Kashmir and Assam in India with the forced detention of over a million Uyghur Muslims in China and discrimination and atrocities against Burma’s Rohingya Muslim minority.
“In Kashmir, the Indian government should take all necessary steps to restore rights of all the people of Kashmir. Restrictions on dissent, such as preventing peaceful protests or shutting or slowing down the Internet, weakens democracy,” said the policy paper on Muslim Americans.
“Joe Biden has been disappointed by the measures that the government of India has taken with the implementation and aftermath of the National Register of Citizens in Assam and passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act into law,” it said.