India rejects OIC resolution on Kashmir

NEW DELHI: Continuing with its past practice New Delhi today rejected the resolution on Kashmir adopted by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) recently, saying that the body had no locus standi on matters related to its internal affairs.

A resolution adopted at the 40th session of The Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Member States of the OIC in Conakry, Guinea, expressed strongly support for “the efforts of the Government of Pakistan for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute and urges India to remain engaged into a meaningful and sustained dialogue process with Pakistan to resolve all outstanding issues including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Reacting to this, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said here “We note with regret that the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has once again made factually incorrect and misleading references to matters internal to India, including the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India.” The OIC resolution also expressed “concern at the frequency of cease-fire violations by the Indian occupation forces from across the Line of Control since the beginning of 2013 while appreciating that Pakistan is following the policy of restraint, responsibility and dialogue in the larger interest of peace in the region”.

The MEA Spokesperson said, “We reject all such references/resolutions. The OIC has no locus standi on matters concerning the internal affairs of India or the recent incidents on the LoC.” Agencies

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