Indian authorities were engaged in a major search and rescue operation Monday to find 39 people missing after their tour boat capsized in a fast-flowing swollen river.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran has expressed concern about the current situation of Muslim people in the Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Pakistan has summoned diplomats from Afghanistan and India after several shooting incidents along two different borders killed four Pakistani soldiers and a civilian woman.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has censured India’s crackdown on Kashmir, warning the New Delhi government of a Muslim uprising in support of the people of the disputed Muslim-majority region.
India’s revocation of the special status of Kashmir has raised concerns about the rights of the Kashmiri people. Many fear Kashmiris, particularly women, could be subjected to discrimination and rights violation.
Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have detained about 4,000 people since New Delhi scrapped the Muslim-majority Himalayan region’s special autonomous status.
Pakistan has warned that the situation in Kashmir could spark an “accidental war” between New Delhi and Islamabad, calling for a UN visit to the disputed region.
India should follow China’s example in refusing to adhere to US sanctions on Iran and take advantage of the opportunities presented in the Iranian oil and gas sector, Iran’s ambassador to New Delhi has said.
“I am deeply concerned about the impact of recent actions by the government of India on the human rights of Kashmiris.”
The revocation of Kashmir’s special status by the nationalist government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — which placed the Muslim-majority region under New Delhi’s control — is deemed as a tragic irony.