On 15th August, the Iran authorities removed the anti-India banners put up outside Pakistan consulate in Mashhad, Iran, reports DNA. The anti-India banners were reportedly put up ahead of the so-called ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ which were removed by Iranian authorities from the walls of Pakistan’s consulate.
Tehran authorities referred to Pakistan’s actions as ‘undiplomatic tactics’ and said that putting up such banners against a third country goes against diplomatic norms. As per report, Pakistan raised the matter with authorities, which Tehran termed ‘unfortunate’. Tehran questioned Pakistan will it allow the diplomatic office of Iran in Pakistan’s Islamabad to put up banners against Saudi Arabia.
Pakistan, however, reportedly remained adamant that they were within their rights to display the anti-India message. To that, Iran said that while it considers Pakistan a brotherly country, India is not an enemy and their stand on Kashmir has not changed.
Prior to this, two anti-India protests were held in Iran by Pakistani mission without permission.
Pakistanis across the world have been clutching to straws to oppose Indian government’s move to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir and bifurcating the state into two union territories. Last week, British Pakistani goons had created a filthy mess outside Indian High Commission in Britain where protests had taken a violent turn. In a symbolic move, the British Indians’ community sent the Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, a cleaning invoice after volunteering and cleaning the area.