'Well done': Nirmala Sitharaman leads praises for Sunanda Vashist's speech on Kashmir in US Congress
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After Sunanda Vashisht's speech at Tom Lantos HR Commission hearing, she was praised on social media.

On Thursday, columnist Sunanda Vashisht told a US Congressional hearing on Human Rights in Washington said that India has successfully defeated insurgencies in Punjab and the Northeast and it is now time to strengthen New Delhi's fight against insurgencies in Kashmir.

From netizens to journalists to praised Vashisht's for speech. Even Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman praised Vashisht's for her exceptional speech.

Vashisht told a Congressional hearing that, "India's democratic credentials are unmatched. The country has successfully, in a democratic setup, defeated insurgencies in Punjab and northeast. It is time to strengthen India against such insurgencies and the human rights problems will be solved forever."

In her concluding remarks, the columnist further stated that India has "not occupied" Kashmir and that Kashmir was always an integral part of India. "India is not just a 70-year-old identity, but a 5000-year-old civilisation. There is no India without Kashmir, and no Kashmir without India, she said.

(Inputs from Agencies)

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