India has slammed Turkey’s remarks on the abrogation of Article 370 saying that the statement is “factually incorrect, unwarranted” and that Turkey should not interfere in the internal matters of India.
The remark by Turkey was made on the first anniversary of the revocation of certain provisions of Article 370 that removed the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Calling it interference on Ankara’s part, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “We have seen the statement. It is factually incorrect, unwarranted.”
“We would urge the government of Turkey to get a proper understanding of matters and refrain from commenting on matters internal to India,” he added.
The Turkish foreign ministry had criticized India’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August 2019, asserting that it did not contribute to peace and stability in the region.
The Recep Tayyip Erdoğan government in Ankara said, “India has further complicated the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and not served peace and stability in the region”.