NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders became the first candidate to share thoughts about Kashmir. At a speech before the Islamic Society of North America, Sanders said “India’s action [in Kashmir] is unacceptable and the communications blockade must be lifted immediately,” adding he supports “a UN backed peaceful resolution that respects the will of the Kashmiri people.”

Meanwhile, Congressman Ro Khanna, who serves as a co-chair of the Sanders Presidential campaign, took a veiled shot at Democratic Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard on Twitter, in response to an article highly critical of the Congresswoman.The Silicon Valley Democrat said “it’s the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva, and speak for equal rights for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhist & Christians.” We’ll have analysis of these comments that have lit up social media.

As for Kashmir itself, the Indian government says “91% of the Kashmir Valley” is free from any daytime restrictions. And Jammu & Ladakh are entirely free from any daytime restrictions.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.