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India strongly objects to Pakistan's statement on Kashmir in UN

ANI  |  New York [U.S.A.] 

on Friday out rightly rejected the statement and references by on behalf of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) relating to and said that "OIC has no locus standi on India's internal affairs".

Exercising India's right to reply, Dr Sumit Seth, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of to UN, said," President, I'm taking this floor to exercise India's right of reply in response to the statement made by on behalf of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation."

"notes with utmost regret that the OIC in its statement contains factually incorrect and misleading references to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral and inseparable part of India," said Seth.

Seth further added, "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."

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

Speaking on behalf of OIC, had blamed India for human rights violations and accused it in denying the right of self-determination to Kashmiris.

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 10:42 IST