India slams OIC for Kashmir references

India on Sunday hit out at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), accusing it of making "factually incorrect and unwarranted" references to Jammu and Kashmir in resolutions adopted by the grouping at a meeting in Niger, and asserted that the "Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir....is an integral and inalienable part of India"

Nov 30, 2020
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India on Sunday hit out at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), accusing it of making "factually incorrect and unwarranted" references to Jammu and Kashmir in resolutions adopted by the grouping at a meeting in Niger, and asserted that the "Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir....is an integral and inalienable part of India".

In a strongly-worded statement, India advised the OIC to refrain from making such references in future and said it is regrettable that the grouping continues to allow itself to be used by a certain country "which has an abominable record on religious tolerance, radicalism and persecution of minorities" in a  reference to Pakistan.

The 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the OIC in its meeting on November 27-29 at Niamey, Niger had made a reference to India over its policies on Jammu and Kashmir.  The OIC is a grouping of 57 Muslim-majority nations.

"We strongly and categorically reject the factually incorrect, gratuitous and unwarranted references to India in resolutions adopted by the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) at the 47th CFM Session in Niamey," the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement said.

"We have always maintained that OIC has no locus standi in matters strictly internal to India including that of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral and inalienable part of India," it said.

"It is regrettable that OIC continues to allow itself to be used by a certain country, which has an abominable record on religious tolerance, radicalism and persecution of minorities, to indulge in anti-India propaganda. We strongly advise the OIC to refrain from making such references in future," the statement read. 

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