J&K integral to country, OIC has no locus standi on internal affairs: India at UN

Responding to Pakistan's statement on behalf of the OIC, India added that the state is an "integral and inseparable" part of the country.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 16, 2017 1:06 pm
Jammu and Kashmir, India Kashmir issue, India Kashmir UN, Pakistan Kashmir, Pakistan, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, India at the UN Responding to Pakistan’s statement on behalf of the OIC, India added that the state is an “integral and inseparable” part of the country, reported news agency PTI.

Reacting to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s statement on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations, India on Friday said the group has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs. Responding to Pakistan’s statement on behalf of the OIC, India added that the state is an “integral and inseparable” part of the country, reported news agency PTI.

“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 was quoted as saying by PTI. Seth responded exercising India’s Right of Reply.

“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 added, reported PTI.

Pakistan has called on the UN to stop the violence in the Indian state. It has blamed Indian forces for ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) and accused India of making attempts to discredit the Kashmiri indigenous movement. It has also alleged India is trying to change the demography of Kashmir to convert the majority Kashmiri into minority territory.

The OIC, a 57-nation grouping, claims to be the collective voice of Muslims globally.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    ahsan mohIUDDIN
    Sep 17, 2017 at 10:10 am
    This "express web desk" is gaining re tion for publishing narratives contrary to some fundamental rules or norms of print journalism. For example, here in the above it keeps describing a response or reply given by India' s foreign Secretary at UN's Geneva mission to certain statement OIC made on J-K dispute WITHOUT describing what that statement. I find this disgusting to say the least, not to mention the time I lost in reading this incomplete and journalistically vago article
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      George Cruz
      Sep 17, 2017 at 4:41 am
      The true facts are that historically J-K never belonged to terror prone Muslims because there was NO EVIL ISLAM or Muslims in the Indian subcontinent until the arrival brutal/barbaric Turkish invaders in the 1100's. Also, there was NO Christianity in the Indian subcontinent until the arrival of Vasco De Gama in the Kerala coast in the 1430's, and the Indian subcontinent was a lose federation of independent Hindu kingdoms with worshipping similar gods like Shiva, Krishna, Rama, etc. The Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism which are subsets of Hinduism co-existed peacefully with the Hindus.
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        Deepak Kaushal
        Sep 17, 2017 at 1:51 am
        Oic ki ga nd me in danda
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          Muneer Ahmad
          Sep 16, 2017 at 8:18 pm
          Kashmir was free when india was ruled by Mughals for 800 years Kashmir was free for 150 years of British rule over india and its right and left neighbors. Kashmiris still believe freedom as their birth right given to them by their God Allah what India has no power to claim for. The day is not far away when India will announce Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris and that India has no claim for it. Let the divine plan and the efforts and prayers of People of Kashmir coincide and meet with each other. Until then let india live life of infidelity and the Muslims of Kashmir put their faith belief and Trust in AlMighty The Irresistible Allah The Sovereign King Moat Exalted Invincible. Freedom from Disbelief and disbelievers Freedom from injustice and from unjust Freedom from Crimes and Criminals Freedom from Corruption and Corrupters Freedom from occupation and occupiers Freedom from insanity and insane people Freedom from immorality and immoral nation
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            Xyz
            Sep 16, 2017 at 8:58 pm
            There will be a day when India truly belongs to Indians. Did Pak give freedom to POK? What happened to 18 Hindus lived in POK? King of Kashmir was not a Muslim. He sought help from India to fight Pak aggression.. He did not fight with India. India did not take Kashmir by military action. . Most of the Muslims in India and Pakistan are converted from Hinduism who could not tolerate the tortures of cruel rulers. Please understand your background.
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              Muneer Ahmad
              Sep 17, 2017 at 9:07 am
              Muslims are all reverted people whose ancestors were worshippers of animals and natural objects like Indian Hindus who don't have senses to differentiate from God and human . This fanaticism and extremism is the anger hatred and satanic ignorance in your minds against the people who are Monotheists. People revert to truth through knowledge internalization and contemplating upon Truth and true nature of God and man-God relationship, reason for creation and purpose of life.
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            Upadhyaya Bishan
            Sep 16, 2017 at 7:06 pm
            PKST created in 1947 without consent of people of India subcontinent n therefore must be de recognised n restored to the mainland
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              papa imran
              Sep 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm
              Muslims if India unite and rebel against the Indian state. Let's topple the oppressive Hindu rashtra of India and send these Hindu brahmins to the red light districts of Delhi, largest concentration camp for Hindus in Nagpur and the low lying islands of Andaman Islands. Muslim administrators, Muslim soldiers Muslim diplomats, Muslim journalists you must concentrate your energy toward breaking India into thousand pieces and reclaiming the throne of India which belongs to the Muslims. Let's show these Hindus our real mettle. Breakup India unite and rebel .
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                Kapil Sutra
                Sep 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm
                Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Rohingya problem is the issue. Real issue which the media is dishonesty and deliberately avoiding.
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                  dfgh
                  Sep 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm
                  "It has also alleged India is trying to change the demography of Kashmir to convert the majority Kashmiri into minority territory." This is exactly what the Kashmiris must be wary of. Watch out bros.
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                    Harry
                    Sep 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm
                    India should be asking OIC to implement human tights to minorities in their own countries before lecturing India. Donkey only understands sticks ,not logic.
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                      Michelle:Vedic:human
                      Sep 16, 2017 at 5:52 pm
                      Because OIC chief is a MUZZIE MULLASS follower of PEDO Mohommed who himself flew on a donkey to split moon as per MUZZIE MULLASS myth but till to date moon is still one round circle without a split,----that's OIC acts like a dokey,-----Jai hind.
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                        MSK
                        Sep 16, 2017 at 6:46 pm
                        Dirty Mind. Mentally Sick comments.
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