NEW DELHI: India on Saturday lodged a “strong protest” with China over the controversial statement made by the Chinese ambassador to Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir.
According to The Sunday Express, India has also “sought clarification” over Beijing’s position on Jammu and Kashmir.
Chinese ambassador in Islamabad Yao Jing said Friday, “We are also working for Kashmiris to help them get their fundamental rights and justice. There should be a justified solution to the issue of Kashmir and China will stand by Pakistan for regional peace and stability,” he said, according to Pakistani daily, The Express Tribune.
Thousands of people in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir have begun marching toward the highly militarized Line of Control that divides the territory between Pakistan and India to protest the lockdown after New Delhi imposed a strict curfew on Aug. 5 following the stripping of Kashmir from its statehood.