Wednesday, May 25, 2022

India objects strongly to Islamic body’s comment on Jammu and Kashmir





India has strongly objected to the remarks made by the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir over the second anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370. India asked the international Islamic body to “refrain” from allowing “vested interests” to interfere in India’s “internal” affairs.

“We categorically reject yet another unacceptable reference to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir issued by the General Secretariat of OIC. OIC has no locus standi in matters relating to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India,” Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

The OIC had called for revoking decisions taken by the government in August 2019 concerning Jammu and Kashmir with the ‘relevant UN Security Council resolutions’.

However, reminding the OIC that they have no place to comment on this matter, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Arindam Bagchi said, “We categorically reject yet another unacceptable reference to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir issued by the General Secretariat of OIC.”

He added, “It is reiterated that the OIC General Secretariat should refrain from allowing vested interests to exploit its platform for comments on internal affairs of India.”

 


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