Jaishankar’s trip to Washington came as protests spread across India over the Citizenship Amendment Act [Joshua Roberts/Reuters]

India‘s foreign minister has “abruptly cancelled” a meeting with senior United States Congress legislators after his demand to exclude a congresswoman critical of India over Kashmir was rejected, according to a report.

Citing congressional aides, The Washington Post on Friday reported that Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was scheduled to meet members of the US Congress Foreign Affairs Committee, which included Democratic leader Pramila Jayapal.

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In August, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s government shut down the internet and phone lines and flooded Indian-administered Kashmir with security forces after it withdrew the autonomy of India’s only Muslim-majority region.

The Post said Jayapal is sponsoring a resolution, urging India to lift its communications and

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