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.


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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