ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Kashmir turmoil

Kashmiris expect Biden to pressure India on human rights

Campaign plank cheers region but reality offers little hope for actual change

Indian security forces leave after a gun battle with suspected militants in Srinagar on May 19. The U.N.'s human rights watchdog has warned that the situation in Kashmir "has been in free fall."   © Reuters

SRINAGAR, India -- Joe Biden's victory in the U.S. presidential election a month ago has instilled hope in politicians and citizens in India-administered Kashmir who expect President Donald Trump's replacement to raise the issue of human rights abuses in the region.

The campaign's website has a lengthy page, "Joe Biden's Agenda for Muslim-American Communities," that lists atrocities committed against Muslims around the world, including Kashmiris, Rohingyas and Uyghurs. "In Kashmir," the page says, "the Indian government should take all necessary steps to restore rights for all the people of Kashmir. Restrictions on dissent, such as preventing peaceful protests or shutting or slowing down the Internet, weaken democracy."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more