India today said that Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs. OIC has earlier taken the Kashmir issue at the UN.
In a strong reaction to a statement made by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC at the UN, India said Jammu and Kashmir is an “integral and inseparable” part of it, and advised the organisation 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, 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 Pakistan on behalf of the OIC.
“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,” Seth said.