US presses India to ease Kashmir restrictions.

NEW YORK -- The United States wants New Delhi to quickly ease restrictions imposed in occupied Kashmir, a senior official said on Thursday while reiterating President Donald Trump's willingness to mediate to ease tensions between India and Pakistan over the territory. Trumpmetseparately this week with both Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Imran Khan. While Trump has forged a close bond with Modi, joining the Hindu nationalist at a massive rally on Sunday in Houston where the Indian leader boasted of his actions in Kashmir, a senior officialsaid that the United States had concerns over the clampdown in the region.

'We hope to see rapid action-the lifting of the restrictions and the release...

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