Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells said on Saturday that the United States was closely following the recent trip of foreign diplomats to Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) and was looking forward to normalcy in the region.
In a message posted on the social networking platform Twitter by the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the US Department of State, Wells said that the trip was an important step but that the US remained concerned about the detention of leaders and residents in Kashmir.
"Closely following US Ambassador to India and other foreign diplomats’ recent trip to Jammu and Kashmir. Important step. We remain concerned by detention of political leaders and residents, and Internet restrictions. We look forward to a return to normalcy," she wrote on the microblogging site.