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India criticises Turkey, Malaysia for Kashmir remarks

NEW DELHI: India on Friday reacted sharply to statements by President of Turkey and PM on Malaysia delivered last week at UNGA on the Kashmir issue and suggested that both friendly countries to obtain a proper understanding of the situation on the ground.

"India and Turkey are friendly countries. We, therefore, deeply regret that since August 6, there have been repeated statements by the Turkish Government on a matter completely internal to India. These statements are factually incorrect, biased and unwarranted. We call upon Turkish government to get a proper understanding of the situation before making any further comments," MEA said in a statement

We have traditionally good and friendly ties with Malaysia. These relationship have been enhanced in recent years. We have noted the comment on Jammu and Kashmir by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. We deeply regret these comments since it is not based on facts. The facts are -- Jammu and Kashmir signed the same Instrument of Accession as was done by other princely states; Pakistan invaded and illegally occupied parts of Jammu and Kashmir, a fact which has been recognized by the international community; and The current developments in J & K and Ladakh is a purely internal matter of India and does not involve any third country," according to another MEA statement

The Government of Malaysia should bear in mind the friendly relations between the two countries and desist from making such comments.
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