WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the following statement regarding reported human rights violations in Kashmir:

“I am deeply concerned about reported human rights violations in Kashmir and am worried by the Indian government's heavy-handed tactics and its implications for other disputed territory in the region. Working toward collective peace and stability, is paramount to ending the current situation in Kashmir, while respecting the rights of religious and ethnic minorities who live there.”