New Delhi: Responding to Turkish President Erdogan’s attempt to rake up the Kashmir issue, India has said that no need interfere on Kashmir issue which is India’s internal affairs.
President Erdogan triggered a passion on Friday raking up the Kashmir issue, vowing that Ankara will support Pakistan's stand on the Kashmir issue. In response to queries on references to Jammu and Kashmir by the Turkish President and the Turkey-Pakistan joint declaration, India said it "rejects all references to Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral and inalienable part of India."
"...We call upon the Turkish leadership to not interfere in India's internal affairs and develop proper understanding of the facts, including the grave threat posed by terrorism emanating from Pakistan to India and the region," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
Mentioning the abrogation of article 370 which drops the special status to Kashmir, President Erdogan said: "Our Kashmiri brothers and sisters have suffered from inconveniences for decades and these sufferings have become graver due to unilateral steps taken in recent times."
"Today, the issue of Kashmir is as close to us as it is to you (Pakistanis). Such a solution on the basis of justice and fairness will serve the interests of all parties concerned. Turkey will continue to stand by justice, peace and dialogue in the resolution of the Kashmir issue," news agency Press Trust of India(PTI) quoted Erdigan as saying.
Earlier, In September last year, President Erdogan had raised the Kashmir issue during his address at the United Nations General Assembly.