Stop making remarks on Kashmir, India tells Malaysia

Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. (Reuters pic)

PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya should keep in mind the friendly relations shared by both countries and desist from making remarks on Kashmir, Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

The Economic Times reported that Raveesh made the comments at a briefing today when responding to Malaysia raising the Kashmir issue at the recent session of the UN general assembly.

“Jammu and Kashmir signed the Instrument of Accession like all other princely states.

“Pakistan invaded and illegally occupied parts of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The government of Malaysia should bear in mind the friendly relations between the two countries and desist from making such remarks,” Raveesh was quoted as saying.

Speaking at the 74th session of the UNGA, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had remarked that Jammu and Kashmir have “been invaded and occupied” and asked New Delhi to work with Pakistan to resolve the issue.