India: Pakistan should ‘change stance’ over Kashmir dispute


SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India says Pakistan should stop provoking unrest in India’s portion of Kashmir, appealing for calm after two weeks of bloody protests that have left dozens of civilians dead.

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Kashmir over the weekend, following street battles between government forces and protesters in the region.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, but claimed in its entirety by both.

India is particularly upset with Pakistan calling for a “black day” last week to protest India’s handling of the protests.

At the end of his visit, Singh said at a news conference Sunday that “Pakistan should change its in stance on Kashmir.”

Pakistan says it only provides diplomatic and moral support to rebels fighting Indian forces in Kashmir.

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