TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi on Tuesday called on India to make arrangements for the normalization of life in Kashmir, whose residents have been faced with strict security conditions.
In a statement, Mousavi expressed concern over reports of tight security conditions in different parts of Kashmir that have affected ordinary civilians and restrictions on Muslims who want to perform religious rites.
He also called on the Indian authorities to make arrangements for the immediate normalization of life for people of Kashmir, in a way that they could fully enjoy their natural and recognized rights.
Last week, Mousavi called on India and Pakistan to adopt peaceful approaches to resolving the tensions in the disputed Kashmir region after New Delhi stripped India-administered Kashmir of special constitutional status.
In the lead-up to its move, India sent thousands of additional troops to the region, imposing a curfew on parts of it, shutting down telecommunications and arresting political leaders.
Both India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in full, but rule it in part. The two neighbors have fought two of their three wars over the disputed territory.