Iran envoy in India summoned
New Delhi summoned the Iranian charge d'affaires on Friday and conveyed its "deep disappointment" over comments on Kashmir by Iran's Leader several days ago.
"We have conveyed to the Iranian authorities our deep disappointment and regret," an Indian government source said.
On Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei called for international support for the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kashmir, and called for unity and solidarity in the Muslim world. He also called for global peace and security.
"Today, helping the Palestinian nation and the besieged people of Gaza, sympathizing with and aiding the people of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Kashmir, resisting the encroachments of the US and the Zionist regime, safeguarding unity among Muslims, fighting the foul hands and mercenary tongues which seek to undermine Muslim unity, and promoting awakening as well as a sense of commitment and responsibility among Muslim youth, are the great responsibilities on the shoulders of the elite in the Muslim ummah," a part of the Leader's Hajj message reads.
There were numerous demonstrations and clashes between protesters opposed to Indian rule and government forces between June and September 2010 in the Muslim majority Kashmir region.
The Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan continues to be one of the most intractable and long-standing conflicts in the world, even after more than five decades.