U.S. watching closely, concerned over Kashmir detentions
State Department urges peace along Line of Control, discussions with Kashmiris
The U.S. State Department said on Monday it was closely following events in Kashmir after India said it was revoking the special status of the territory and expressed concern about reports of detentions.
"We are concerned about reports of detentions and urge respect for individual rights and discussion with those in affected communities," the department's spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.
"We call on all parties to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control."
Kashmiri political leaders, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, are reportedly being detained by the Indian government.