India on Thursday strongly condemned the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) over its references to UT of Jammu and Kashmir and Kashmir said that the body has no locus standi in matters related to Jammu & Kashmir, which is an important part of the country.
“We categorically reject yet another unacceptable reference to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir issued by the General Secretariat of OIC. OIC has no locus standi in matters relating to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India,” Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
The OIC had called for revoking decisions taken by the government in August 2019 regarding Jammu and Kashmir.
India also directed OIC General Secretariat not to exploit its platform for comments on internal affairs of the country.
“It is reiterated that the OIC General Secretariat should refrain from allowing vested interests to exploit its platform for comments on internal affairs of India,” the statement said.