Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi boycotted on Monday Indian Minister VK Singh’s speech at the Heart of Asia conference in Turkey. As soon as the Indian minister began his speech, Qureshi rose from his seat and walked out of the hall. The boycott was in protest against the brutalities and the grave violation of human rights exercised by the India government in Kashmir, according to Qureshi.
Kashmir has been under Indian siege since August 5, Pakistan condemned this and has spoke against the harsh step at many international forums. The country has also downgraded all diplomatic and trade ties with India in protest.