NEW DELHI: The US Dwelling of Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) insisted exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar to maintain a unilateral meet with Indian-origin lawmaker
who is a non-member of the committee but the meeting was turned down by New Delhi, resources reported.
Jaishankar was in Washington DC and satisfied leaders of the Senate and House International Affairs Committees.
Resources mentioned although the assembly with the Senate Overseas Relation Committee members took area “as envisaged in a very open up dialogue,” the HFAC invited others “without seeking consent” of New Delhi.
“A distorted narrative is being set out by some about EAM’s meeting with the US Congress. The External Affairs Minister asked to meet the management of the Senate and Dwelling Foreign Affairs Committees. The Senate conference took place as envisaged with a extremely open up conversation. Some members of the HFAC also met the minister and talked about challenges. But the HFAC invited other individuals devoid of even looking for consent. That is at the heart of the situation,” they reported.
of any independent country really should be pressurised into meeting such politicians with their individual agendas,” sources explained.
The HFAC insisted on “unilaterally bringing” in Congresswoman Jayapal, who tabled a resolution in the Dwelling of Associates contacting for an finish to constraints in Jammu and Kashmir, to meet up with Jaishankar.
Resources reported that Jayapal is not a member of HFAC and her stand on India is properly acknowledged.
“Consultant Jayapal is not a member of the HFAC, depart alone section of the HFAC management. Her positions on India are effectively regarded. A conference was not sought with her. As a result, it was not India which set situations for the assembly with the HFAC leadership but the HFAC that insisted on unilaterally bringing in a non-member,” sources said.
Before on Thursday, Jaishankar mentioned that he has “no desire” in assembly Jayapal.
“I am aware of the draft resolution. I you should not feel it is a reasonable understanding of the circumstance in Jammu and Kashmir or honest characterisation of what the Indian government is carrying out. I have no interest in meeting her,” he stated.
Fifty-four-yr-previous Jayapal experienced released the resolution, co-sponsored by Republican Steve Watkins, that urges India to lift the conversation clampdown, release political detainees and “preserve religious freedom for all citizens” in Jammu and Kashmir.