New Delhi: India on Friday said that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s statement on Jammu and Kashmir reeks of bigotry and it is issued at the behest of “a serial violator of human rights and notorious promoter of cross-border, regional and international terrorism.”
In response to queries regarding OIC General Secretariat’s Press Release on Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi 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, he 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 further said that such statements only expose the OIC as an organization devoted to a communal agenda being pursued through terrorism.
Earlier, the OIC issued a statement on Jammu and Kashmir reiterating its communal stand on Jammu and Kashmir.