OIC, an organization of Islamic countries, has once again intervened in the Kashmir issue at the behest of Pakistan. On the occasion of the completion of two years of the abrogation of Article 370 from Kashmir, the OIC issued a statement terming the steps taken in Kashmir as one-sided on August 5, 2019. Not only this, the OIC, speaking the language of Pakistan, has also requested the Indian government to reverse this decision.
OIC cited UNSC proposal
The OIC said that it reiterates the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to self-determination and solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the decisions and resolutions of the Islamic Summit and the OIC Foreign Ministers’ Council. The OIC secretary general’s office also accused India of changing the demographics in Kashmir. The OIC also urged to step up efforts to resolve the Kashmir issue in Kashmir in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution.
India gave strong response
India has reacted strongly to the statements of the Secretary General of the OIC with respect to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that we categorically reject another unacceptable reference to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir issued by the Secretary General of the OIC. The OIC has no authority in matters relating to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, which is an integral part of India. India also said that the OIC Secretary-General should refrain from allowing vested interests to exploit his platform for comments on India’s internal affairs.
OIC came under the guise of Pakistan!
The Organization of Islamic Countries claims to be the leader of Muslim countries around the world. Pakistan is the founding member of this organization formed on 25 September 1969. India with the second largest population of Muslims in the world is not a member of this organization. Pakistan has been using this organization against India from the very beginning. OIC has given statements against India many times, especially on the Kashmir issue. Since the formation of the Modi government in 2014, the attitude of this organization has been seen to be very soft regarding India.
Pakistan has challenged Saudi dominance in OIC
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi challenged Saudi Arabia’s dominance in the OIC in 2019. In fact, when India abolished Article 370 and 35A from Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan had appealed to the OIC to give a strong response. But, this organization, which runs under the flag of Saudi Arabia, did not support Pakistan under pressure from India. In response to Qureshi’s statement, Saudi had stopped the supply of oil to Pakistan on loan and asked to return the second loan of $3 billion immediately.
Pakistan failed to encircle India even in UN
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Geneva, including Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Permanent Representative of Pakistan, have made several unsuccessful attempts to corner India on the UN platform. Every time India has uttered every lie of Pakistan with a strong tone. Not only this, except Pakistan, China and Turkey, all countries have supported India in the UN. This is the reason why Pakistan is now trying to defame India with the help of OIC.
[Attribution to NBT]