India calls for Turkish ambassador Due to Rajab Tayyab Erdogan's statement on Kashmir

India calls for Turkish ambassador Due to Rajab Tayyab Erdogan's statement on Kashmir

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

India called on Turkish ambassador to record diplomatic protests over Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on Kashmir and warned that its bilateral relations would have dire consequences.

It should be noted that during the first Kashmir war, the Turkish President compared the Kashmiri people's struggle with the struggle of foreigners against foreign occupation during the first Kashmir war.

Addressing a joint session of parliament during the visit, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said that what happened in Turkey a hundred years ago is being repeated in occupied Kashmir today.

He had said that 'Turkey will continue to raise its voice against India's atrocities'.

According to a foreign news agency AFP report, the Indian Foreign Ministry said that India told Turkish Ambassador Sakir Ozkan Tournalar that Rajab Tayyab Erdogan's remarks showed a lack of understanding of the history of Kashmir conflict.

"The recent statement is another example of Turkey interfering in the affairs of the countries, which is unacceptable to India," Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar said.

He said that India strongly protested the Turkish ambassador and called him a diplomat.

It is to be noted that India, on August 5, terminated the special status of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir and converted it into two federal units and said that the move would bring development in the region.

The Indian occupation force is still engaged in human rights violations where women and children, including youth and elders, continue to be tortured and locked up in homes.

All educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir are also closed and students cannot go to schools, colleges and universities for the 99th consecutive day while preparing for their examinations has been irreparably damaged.

Kashmiris around the world, including the United States, have protested against the Indian government's atrocities, and international human rights organizations have also called for measures to bring the situation to India.

It is to be noted that since 1989, several armed groups have been fighting the Indian army and police stationed in the Himalayas and they want integration with Pakistan or freedom of Kashmir.

Thousands of people have been killed in the fighting so far, most of them civilians


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