Saudi Arabia has asked the Pakistan embassy in Riyadh to not hold any public event to observe “Kashmir Black Day” on Tuesday, October 27, also telling them to keep the activities scheduled to be held on the premises “low-key”, reported ThePrint.
Quoting unnamed Indian diplomatic sources, the report said Pakistan had plans to observe and hold a significant public event to observe October 27 as Kashmir Black Day to mark the anniversary of the day the Indian Army arrived in Jammu & Kashmir.
“The Saudi government generally does not support large-scale political programmes even if it is being organised by Pakistan. They have clearly told the Pakistani authorities to not to hold public events as those can create problems,” a top diplomatic source was quoted by the report as saying.
The Saudi government has informed the Pakistani authorities in Riyadh that [in case] they want to hold programmes and talks on October 27, then it has to be done strictly on the premises of the Pakistan Embassy there, the report quoted sources as saying.
India, the sources added, has also “sensitised” the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against such an action by Pakistan that can “create issues” for the Indian expatriate community living there.