UPSET over persistently critical statements by Iran on Kashmir, India on Friday summoned its acting ambassador, telling him that such remarks impinged on the countrys territorial integrity, reported Press Trust of India (PTI). New Delhi issued a strong demarche to Irans charge daffaires Reza Alaei expressing its 'deep disappointment over the remarks, which is seen as 'impingement of territorial integrity and sovereignty. In an apparent tit-for-tat, India, for the first time, abstained late Thursday night from voting on the UN resolution on the human rights violations in Iran. In the past, India has always voted against the resolution. Noting that it was a matter of 'serious concern, sources in Indian government said these comments have also factored Indias decision to abstain from voting on the UN resolution, which was piloted by Canada and several other countries. In an official reaction, Indian Ministry of External Affairs said 'our decision on the vote was made after due deliberation, while 80 countries voted in favour of the resolution, 44 voted against it and 57 countries abstained. Since July this year, Iran has on three occasions remarked supporting the 'struggle in Kashmir and bracketed the situation in the state with that in Gaza and Afghanistan, sources said. The recent remarks were made by Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Today the major duties of the elite of the Islamic Ummah is to provide help to the Palestinian nation and the besieged people of Gaza, to sympathise and provide assistance to the nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Kashmir, to engage in struggle and resistance against the aggressions of the United States and the Zionist regime, to safeguard the solidarity of Muslims...., he said. He was addressing Haj pilgrims in Tehran.