The United States State Department has said that its sub-committee will hold a hearing next month on “Human Rights” in South Asia.
Acting Assistant Secretary Alice Wells oversees the State Department Policy towards South Asia, tweets: “Consultation with Congress is essential. Today I had the opportunity to brief Members of @HouseForeign and the India Caucus on #USIndia relations & look forward to an open hearing on human rights in South Asia in October.”
It is likely to hold a hearing next month on “Human Rights in China” that will focus on large parts of events in Hong Kong and the internment of the Uighur Minorities.
Congressman Brad Sherman said that “the hearing on ‘Human Rights in South Asia’ will focus on a number of subjects. The Subcommittee will review the treatment of the Rohingya by the government of Burma (Myanmar) and credible accusations that this minority is subject to ethnic cleansing and genocide. The Subcommittee had the opportunity to review this situation in July as the plight of the Rohingya affects both the South and Southeast Asia Regions.”
Officials in the meeting will further focus on the ‘Human Rights’ situation that prevailed in Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Further details are awaited.