“The statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir today reeks of bigotry” said Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi in response to OIC General Secretariat’s Press Release on Jammu & Kashmir.
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) August 5, 2022
On 5 August 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is and will remain an integral and inalienable part of India. As a result of long-awaited changes three years ago, it today reaps the benefits of socio-economic growth and development, further said MEA.
The OIC General Secretariat, however, continues to issue statements on Jammu and Kashmir at the behest of a serial violator of human rights and notorious promoter of cross-border, regional and international terrorism.
Spokesperson said, these statements only expose the OIC as an organization devoted to a communal agenda being pursued through terrorism.
OIC in a series of tweets, says, “#August 5, 2022 marks the third anniversary of the illegal and unilateral actions taken in the #Indian Illegally Occupied #Jammu and #Kashmir, which were followed by additional unlawful measures including illegal demographic changes.”
OIC assumes abrogation of article 370 is illegal and says, such illegal actions can neither alter the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir nor prejudice the legitimate right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.
“Recalling the resolutions of the Islamic Summit and Council of Foreign Ministers on #Jammu and #Kashmir, the General Secretariat reaffirms the #OIC’s #solidarity with the #Kashmiri people in the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination calls for the respect of their fundamental #freedoms and basic #HumanRights and for the reversal of all illegal and unilateral measures taken on or after 5 August 2019” OIC tweets.
The General Secretariat demands from the international community to take steps for the resolution of the J&K dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.