India Slams Organisation of Islamic Cooperation For Comments On Kashmir At The UNThe United Nations emblem is seen in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

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

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 incorrect references to the state in the 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.

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

The OIC is a 57-nation grouping which claims to be the collective voice of Muslims across the world. (PTI)

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