Iran urges restraint, dialogue in Kashmir

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TEHRAN– Iran Tuesday called on clashing sides in Kashmir to show restraint and try to resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner. 

“Conflicts and tensions in Kashmir would be solved only through peaceful ways and dialogue,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday, following days of unrest and deaths in clashes between protesters and security forces in Kashmir.

The Iranian spokesman also called on the parties to exercise maximum restraint.

Clashes in the restive region erupted on July 9, when thousands of protesters thronged streets in towns across the Kashmir valley to condemn the death of a popular militant commander at the hands of Indian security forces.

The violence has been among the worst in the region in years. Indian forces have shot dead at least 45 people since July 9, while thousands of others have been injured.

 

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