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India on Friday summoned the Acting Iranian Ambassador to protest Tehran's observations on Kashmir even as it abstained from voting on a U.N. resolution alleging human rights violations in Iran for the first time.
“Our decision on [abstaining from] the vote [on Iran] was made after due deliberation,” said a Ministry of External Affairs official.
India issued a demarche to Iran on Friday, the third since June, after Iranian Supreme leader Ali Khamenei mentioned Kashmir in his message to Haj pilgrims. On all the three occasions, Iran called on the Muslim community to support the “struggle” in Kashmir and mentioned it with Gaza and Afghanistan.
In the latest instance, Mr. Khamenei said: “the major duties of the elite of the Islamic Ummah is to provide help to the Palestinian nation and the besieged people of Gaza, to sympathise and provide assistance to the nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Kashmir, to engage in struggle and resistance against the aggressions of the United States and the Zionist regime.
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