Islamabad: The supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei while expressing grave concern about the situation in occupied Kashmir has called on the Indian government to adopt a fair policy towards the people of the Muslim-majority region.
Iranian media reported that Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members in Tehran, today.
“We have good relations with the government of India. However, the government of India is expected to adopt a just policy with regard to the noble people of Kashmir, and prevent the oppression and bullying the people of this region”, Khamenei said.
Slamming Britain’s colonialist policies in the region, the Iranian supreme leader asserted, “The present situation in Kashmir and the disputes between Pakistan and India regarding it is the result of the vicious British government’s measures while retreating from the Indian subcontinent”. He added, “To prolong the conflict in Kashmir, the British intentionally left this wound open in the region”