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US Congressman backs India over Article 370

Washington: US Congressman Scott Perry on Friday expressed his strong support for the Indian government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and said that it has enabled the government to address the stagnant economy and high youth unemployment plaguing the Jammu and Kashmir.

“As part of this pursuit, two-thirds of the Indian Parliament voted last year to change the status of Jammu and Kashmir. This vote allowed the Government of India to address the stagnant economy and high youth unemployment plaguing the region by providing economic opportunity and sound governance,” said Perry.

Perry in his statement at the US House of Representatives, said that he stands with India in its aspiration to provide equal economic, social and political opportunities to all citizens.

Earlier, five other US Congressmen namely, Republicans Joe Wilson, Pete Olson, Paul Gosar, George Holding, and Francis Rooney had voiced their support for the move.

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