China calls for proper handling of Kashmir clashes

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Beijing, July 18 (IANS) China on Monday said it was “concerned” over the clashes in restive Kashmir, calling for a “proper handling” of the situation in the valley.

Bejing also described Kashmir “as left over from history”, where unrest has claimed 43 lives in the past 10 days.

“China has taken note of relevant reports. We are equally concerned about the casualties in the clash, and hope that relevant incident will be handled properly,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said here.

“The Kashmir issue is left over from history. China holds a consistent stance and hopes relevant parties will address the issue peacefully through dialogue.” Lu added. ‘

Clashes broke out between civilians and the security forces after the killing of 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen militant group leader Burhan Wani.

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