After calling Kashmir India’s internal issue, Syrian ambassador to India Dr Riad Kamel Abbas told Mail Today that the issue should be solved between the two countries under the Shimla convention without any external assistance.
Dr Riad Kamel Abbas said it is an internal matter of the country and New Delhi has the right to solve it in any manner.
His views were significant and contrary to that of other countries in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Earlier, OIC Secretary General Iyad bin Amin Madani said that Kashmir was not India’s internal problem but an international issue replete with grave human rights violations.
“The world has converted its position, from saying that they have to change the Assad government to now saying they have to deal with it. Instead of speaking about the pretext of freedom and democracy in Syria, they have now recognised the violence as terrorism,” Abbas had said.
“Anyone who raises a weapon against the government, we call them terrorists, and the government must take action against them,” he had earlier said.
Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Abbas said there is no distinction between good and bad terrorism. The world has come to realise that terrorism has no boundaries.
Kashmir valley has been on the boil the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Widespread protests by civilians and clashes with security forces have led to the death of 68 people. Thousands of civilians, including children, have also been injured, and hundreds have lost their eyes because of the use of pellet guns.