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U.S. Congressional Pressure on Bush to Go After Taliban

on 2001/5/26 9:49:02 ( 1336 reads )


WASHINGTON, U.S.A., May 25, 2001: Congressional pressure on the Bush administration to go after Afghanistan's Taliban regime for a plethora of human rights violations and its sponsorship of international terrorism has mounted. Sam Brownback, Republican, who chairs the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on South Asia, and Barbara Boxer, Democrat who is a ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, as well as House of Representatives' Eliot Engel, and Minority Leader Richard Gephart, both Democrats, introduced resolutions condemning the Taliban for "their discriminatory policies," requiring Hindus to wear identity labels. Both the Senate and the House resolutions come close on the heels of a letter written to President George W. Bush by over 100 lawmakers urging him to pressure the Taliban to lift the edict imposed against the Hindus in Afghanistan, which is reminiscent of tactics used against Jews in Nazi Germany.

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