Iran raises concerns with India against Occupied Kashmir lockdown
TEHRAN - Iranian government breaks silence against Indian act of Occupied Kashmir lockdown in talks with India.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed serious concern over the situation in the Indian-controlled Kashmir region.
Zarif made the comments in a Sunday meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Shri Vijay Gokhale, who is in Tehran to attend the 16th round of political consultations between the two countries’ foreign ministries.
Zarif also expressed hope that the situation would improve in the region.
Muslim-majority Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan, has been in turmoil since India stripped its portion of the region of its autonomy and statehood on August 5, leading to clashes between security forces and residents and inflaming tension with Pakistan.