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MEA: OIC has no locus standi on internal matters, including J&K

India on Thursday once again said OIC had “no locus standi” and should refrain from making unwarranted references against India.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2020 3:48:30 am
New Delhi: Secretary West in the Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup and Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava during a media briefing in New Delhi. (File/PTI)

After a key group of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) rejected the Indian government’s decision to scrap special status of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, India Thursday once again said OIC had “no locus standi” and should refrain from making unwarranted references against India.

“Our position is consistent on this matter and has no ambiguity. OIC has no locus standi in matters strictly internal to India, including that of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. We have in the past also reiterated that OIC should refrain from making unwarranted references on India,” MEA official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday.

A virtual meeting of the OIC’s contact group on Kashmir also expressed concern over ceasefire violations along LoC and called on India to “rescind its unilateral and illegal actions, and allow Kashmiri people to freely exercise their right to self-determination through a UN-supervised plebiscite”.

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