India slams Turkish President’s Kashmir remark at UNGA

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Slamming Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his remarks on Kashmir during United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session, India on Tuesday said his statement is unacceptable and he should learn the sovereignty of other nations.

“We have seen the remarks by President of Republic of Turkey on the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. They constitute a gross interference in India’s internal affairs and are completely unacceptable,” India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti said.

He also said Turkey should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and reflect on its own policies more deeply.

On day two of the high-level UNGA, the Turkish President said, “The Kashmir conflict, which is also key to the stability and peace of South Asia, is still a burning issue.”

In a pre-recorded statement, the leader said that it is imperative to solve the issue of Kashmir through dialogue.

“We are in favour of solving this issue through dialogue within the framework of the United Nations resolutions, especially in line with the expectations of the people of Kashmir,” Mr Erdogan added.

Last week, India had slammed Pakistan, Turkey and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council for their remarks on India’s internal affairs.

Responding to reference made by Turkey on Jammu and Kashmir, India in its right to reply had advised Turkey to refrain from commenting on the internal affairs of India and develop a better understanding of democratic practices.



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