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India strongly rejects OIC’s remarks on Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on August 6, 2021 at 11:44 am

India strongly rejected the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) comment on Jammu and Kashmir and asked it to refrain from allowing ‘vested interests’ to use its platform to comment on the country’s internal affairs.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)’s gave back a strong reply after the statement was issued by the General Secretariat of the OIC on the 2nd anniversary of the government’s step to scrap the special status of J&K. OIC had issued a press release calling on India to reverse its August 5, 2019 decision on J&K.

Spokesperson of the MEA, 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 further added that OIC has no locus standi in matters relating to the Union Territory of J&K.

The OIC is a grouping of Muslim-majority nations.

On August 5, 2019, the government scripted a historical change in the status of Jammu and Kashmir and scrapped the special status granted to the state of J&K and abrogated article 370. Jammu and Kashmir had a special status granted under Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution.