As of August 5, 2019, India has revoked the special status given to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and restricted the freedom of movement and communication for all residents. This happened as a result of increasing tensions between Pakistan and India, both of whom have nuclear capabilities. Prior to this date, India had granted the state of Jammu and Kashmir special autonomous status. However, in late July and early August of 2019, India began to move 45,000 troops into the region of Kashmir. It is essential to remove any and all restrictions placed upon the region of Kashmir and assist in rehabilitation efforts.
- Support efforts to diffuse any and all tension in the region of Kashmir.
- Ensure that India and Pakistan maintain diplomatic relations and adhere to international human rights standards.
- Restore the Democratic rights and liberties of all residents of the region.
- Support any and all legislation that fully lifts restrictions placed on the region of Kashmir.
- Support legislation that provides financial aid to the region to recover from the social and economic consequences of the lockdown.