Hitting back at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for raking up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations (UN), India on Friday said that the grouping has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs.
Pakistan, while speaking on behalf of the OIC, had blasted India for “human rights violations” in Jammu and Kashmir.
Exercising India’s Right of Reply, Sumit Seth, First Secretary at India’s Permanent mission to the UN in Geneva, accused the OIC of making factually incorrect and misleading references to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
He asserted that Jammu and Kashmir is an “integral and inseparable” part of it, and advised the OIC to refrain from making such references in future.
“India notes with utmost regret that the OIC statement contains factually incorrect and misleading references to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral and inseparable part of India,” Sumit Seth said.
“India outrightly rejects all such references. The OIC has no locus standi on India’s internal affairs. We strongly advise the OIC to refrain from making such references in future,” he added.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is a 57-nation grouping of Muslim countries from across the world.
(With PTI inputs)