Srinagar: Politicians in Kashmir have welcomed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for electing president and vice president of the USA.
Following the US election results, former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah welcomed Biden and Harris to be elected new president and vice president of the USA, respectively.
Mehbooba Mufti as per news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) said, “Their win gives hope to the rest of the world that Right-wing extremism and those who sow division and hatred will sooner or later be relegated to the pages of history like Donald Trump.”
While Omar Abdullah said, “To lose Bihar and the White House within days of each other would make for a pretty bad few days.”
Last October, Harris had said: “We have to remind the Kashmiris that they are not alone in the world. We are keeping a track on the situation. There is a need to intervene if the situation demands.”
Further, in a policy paper posted on Biden’s campaign website in June this year, titled ‘Joe Biden’s agenda for Muslim American community’, the President-elect had asked the Indian government to take “all necessary steps to restore the rights of all the people of Kashmir”.
The paper also stated: “Restrictions on dissent, such as preventing peaceful protests or shutting or slowing down the internet, weakens democracy.” (KINS)