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India slams OIC for comments on Kashmir issue at the UN

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today hit back at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for raking up the Kashmir issue at the UN, saying the grouping has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs.

In a strong reaction to a statement made by on behalf of the OIC at the UN, said is an "integral and inseparable" part of it, and advised the organisation to refrain from making such references in future.


"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, First Secretary at India's Permanent mission to the UN in Geneva said.

He made the statement exercising India's Right of Reply in response to comments made by on behalf of the OIC.

"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," Seth said.

Speaking on behalf of the OIC, had lambasted on the Kashmir issue.

The OIC is a 57-nation grouping which claims to be the collected voice of Muslims across the world.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 00:28 IST
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