SRINAGAR: India on Thursday described as factually “incorrect, biased and unwarranted” Turkey’s remarks that the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir last year by parliament had not contributed to peace and stability in the region.
Indian foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava also asked Turkey to refrain from interfering in internal matters of India, reported LiveMint.
“The statement is factually incorrect, biased and unwarranted. We would urge the government of Turkey to get a proper understanding of the situation on the ground and refrain from interfering in matters internal to India,” LiveMint quoted Anurag Srivastava as saying.
Turkish foreign ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy had on Monday criticised India for scrapping Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. “It is observed that the practices in Jammu-Kashmir, after a year since the annulment of the Article of the Indian Constitution which accords special status to Jammu-Kashmir, have further complicated the situation in Kashmir and have not contributed to the peace and stability in the region,” he was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency.