‘Statement reeks of bigotry’: India hits out at Islamic nations' group over J&K remarks

"The statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir today reeks of bigotry,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a statement.

NewsBharati    06-Aug-2022 14:22:22 PM
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New Delhi, August 06: India slammed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) over its remarks on Jammu and Kashmir and said that the statement “reeks of bigotry.”
 
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"The statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir today reeks of bigotry,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a statement.
 
He further said that 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,” the MEA spokesperson said.
 
 
 
“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,” he added.
 
Bagchi said such statements only expose the OIC as an organisation devoted to a communal agenda “being pursued through terrorism."
 
The Islamic nations' group earlier today called for the withdrawal of India’s August 2019 decision.
 
The Narendra Modi-led government had on August 5, 2019, scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, granted under Article 370, and bifurcated the erstwhile state into two Union territories.
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