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Kashmir turmoil

Indian anger at Malaysia's Kashmir stance threatens palm oil trade

Mahathir's 'unprovoked' and 'unacceptable' remarks prompt talk of boycott

India's main palm oil trade group has asked its members to refrain from importing Malaysian palm oil.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- India has blasted Malaysia and Turkey for openly supporting its archrival Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region whose special status was scrapped in August by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amid reports that New Delhi is contemplating trade curbs against the two countries, an influential trade group in India asked its members recently to refrain from importing Malaysian palm oil, in their own interest and as a mark of solidarity with the government.

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