No locus standi on country’s internal affairs says India slamming OIC resolutions on J&K
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 26-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 26: India on Tuesday slammed the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) over the resolutions passed on alleged human right violations in Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, External Affairs Ministry issued a statement in which it said the OIC has no locus standi on India’s internal affairs, advising the organization to refrain from making such references in future.

The statement issued by External Affairs Ministry noted, “India notes with utmost regret that the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), during its 44th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 10-11 July 2017, has again adopted certain resolutions which contain factually incorrect and misleading references to matters internal to India, including the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India.” “India out rightly rejects all such references,” it added.

The External Affairs Ministry also made it very clear that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and no third party has the right to interfere. MEA statement also said, “The OIC has no locus standi on India’s internal affairs. We strongly advise the OIC to refrain from making such references in future.”

BACKGROUND:

The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called upon India to implement the UN Security Council resolutions to resolve the Kashmir dispute immediately during the 44th session of Council of Foreign Ministers.

The resolution which was adopted unanimously by the 56 member Council noted that Jammu and Kashmir remain the core dispute between New Delhi and Islamabad which should be solved immediately for bringing peace in South Asia.