New Delhi: Turkey has raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council, with a call for resolving the issue on the basis of UN resolutions.
“We reiterate our call to the Government of India to ease current restrictions in Jammu Kashmir,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the 47-member Council in Geneva, according to news reports.
“We wish for the resolution of the issue through peaceful means on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions and the legitimate expectations of the people of Jammu Kashmir,” the Turkish foreign minister added.
The Minister also said, “Xenophobia, racism, Islamophobia, and hate speech are on the rise. Freedom of speech is key to any democracy. But this freedom does not give the right to insult the sacred values of others.”
Pertinently the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council began on Monday in Geneva.