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22 October, Thursday

Turkey urges India to ease restrictions in Kashmir

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Turkey on Tuesday reiterated its call to the Indian government to ease the current restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, Yeni Safak reports. 

“We sincerely desire that Kashmir issue is resolved through peaceful means between India and Pakistan on the basis of the relevant UN resolutions,” according to a statement by Turkey at the 45th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Last year on Aug. 5, India scrapped the state's autonomous status, and divided it into two federally ruled territories. To forestall protests, thousands of people, including political leaders, were jailed.

A communications and security lockdown was also enforced, which continues in one form or the other to date.

High-speed internet has been restored only in two of the 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir. A few journalists were also booked under a harsh anti-terror law.

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