United Nations, September 23
India has termed as “completely unacceptable” references to Jammu and Kashmir by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan throughout his handle to the high-level debate on the UN General Assembly, saying Ankara ought to be taught to respect the sovereignty of different nations and replicate by itself insurance policies extra deeply.
“We have seen remarks by President of Turkey on Indian UT of Jammu & Kashmir. They constitute gross interference in India’s internal affairs and are completely unacceptable. Turkey should learn to respect the sovereignty of other nations and reflect on its own policies more deeply,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T Tirumurti mentioned in a tweet on Tuesday.
Erdogan, in his pre-recorded video assertion to the General Debate on the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, made a reference to Jammu and Kashmir, saying the problem of Kashmir, “which is also key to the stability and peace of South Asia, is still a burning issue. Steps taken following the abolition of the special status of Jammu-Kashmir further complicated the problem.”
He mentioned that Turkey was in “favour of solving this issue through dialogue, within the framework of the United Nations resolutions and especially in line with the expectations of the people of Kashmir”.
The Turkish President, a detailed ally of Pakistan, had final yr additionally raised the problem of Kashmir in his handle to the high-level General Debate within the General Assembly Hall.
India has rejected any third-party intervention on the Kashmir difficulty and has maintained that each one excellent issues in Indo-Pak ties ought to be resolved bilaterally. PTI