Ensure proper settlement of Kashmir violence: China to India
Lu said Beijing hoped that relevant parties could resolve the issue through peaceful means.
Beijing: China on Monday expressed concern over the casualties in Kashmir violence and called on India for “proper settlement” of clashes which left more than 40 people dead.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said China was concerned about the casualties due to violence in Kashmir, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Stressing that China's position on the Kashmir issue has been consistent, Lu said Beijing hoped that relevant parties could resolve the issue through peaceful means.
"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," Lu said.
"The Kashmir issue is left over from history. China holds a consistent stance and hopes relevant parties will address the issue peacefully through dialogue," he said in response to a question on the Kashmir unrest.
Violent clashes broke out between civilians and security forces in Kashmir on July 9, a day after a top militant leader was killed by security forces.
Twenty-two-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani along with two associates was shot dead in an encounter on July 8.