In a meeting held on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Contact Group of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) asked India to withdraw the decision to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
At the same time, India has asked the OIC not to allow its platform to be used by people with vested interests in its internal affairs to comment. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said in August that the OIC has no authority in matters relating to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an integral part of India. We reiterate that the OIC Secretariat should refrain from allowing vested interests to exploit its platform for comments on India’s internal affairs.
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According to the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan, a joint communique was issued after the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Contact Group of the OIC on Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was presided over by the Secretary General, OIC.
According to the Foreign Department of Pakistan, in a joint statement issued after the meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers’ Liaison Group, India should withdraw all illegal and unilateral decisions taken on and after August 5, 2019 and Jammu and Kashmir. Human rights violations taking place on a large scale should be stopped.
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At the same time, India has already made it clear that abolishing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by deactivating Article 370 is its internal matter.