FO rejects India’s remarks on outcome of OIC session – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan rejects ‘completely unsupportable’ and ‘irresponsible’ statements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India (MEA) on the outcome of a resolution unanimously adopted at the recent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday. I did. -CFM).

At the Islamabad session, the OIC-CFM supported Pakistan’s request for a joint investigation into the recent missile launches from India into Pakistani territory. In the resolution, the OIC also stated that India would “strengthen regional security and stability through the resolution of unresolved disputes, and build constructive to cooperate”.

A spokesperson for the FO said in a statement that the OIC is the collective voice of the Muslim umma and is the second largest international organization after the United Nations, with 57 member states and six observer states. “OIC has long held a principled position supporting the legitimate struggle of the Kashmir people for the right to self-determination granted by relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council. “In spite of its refusal to implement UNSC resolutions, India has been working for decades to suppress the Kashmiri voice through the brutal and indiscriminate use of force and gross and systematic human rights violations in the illegally occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).” Added.

Moreover, the FO pointed out that BJP-RSS-inspired Hindutba ideology has limited space for India’s minority religions, especially Muslims where persecution under the auspices of the state has become commonplace in India today. “The OIC accordingly condemned the IIOJK’s large-scale human rights violations and once again resolutely rejected India’s illegal and unilateral action on 5 August 2019 and any follow-up measures to change the demographics of the occupied territories,” the FO spokesperson said. did.

He said the OIC condemned the outright and widespread discrimination, intolerance and violence against Muslims in India and called on India to uphold their rights, including freedom of religion.

However, in response to the OIC resolution and statement, the Indian MEA said the reference to India was based on ‘false and misrepresentation’. MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said: “The statements and resolutions adopted at the meeting demonstrate both the inadequacy of the OIC as an organization and the role Pakistan has played in manipulating it.”

According to Times of India On Thursday, he also warned all countries and governments involved in such training to realize its “reputation” impact.

Commenting on India’s response, a spokesperson for the FO said: Instead of denying historical facts and realities, attempting to mislead the international community through fictional claims about conflict zones, and dismissing the valid concerns reflected in OIC resolutions, India should pay attention, review current actions and address these concerns. Act responsibly to resolve it urgently.”

Posted at Serb on March 26, 2022

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