Kashmir matter remains unresolved because of Indian intransigence says FO

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Dec, 2020. 09:38 am

Pakistan has rejected the Indian criticism over the Kashmir resolution adopted by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

According to the details, the Foreign Office in its statement said OIC is the second-largest international organization after the United Nations with 57 members and five observer states. “Jammu and Kashmir is one of the oldest globally recognized disputes on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).”

In the statement, the Foreign Office said that the Kashmir matter remains unresolved because of India’s trait of being intransigent and unwillingness to implement relevant resolutions of UNSC and its solemn commitments made to Pakistan, the Kashmiris, and the international community.

The unanimously adopted resolution — at the 47th Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), held in Niamey, Niger, on November 28 — is the collective voice of the Muslim Ummah, said the FO.

In a statement, the Foreign Office also said Pakistan extends its deep gratitude to Niger, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey for highlighting the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in their respective statements during the Opening Plenary Session of the CFM.

It said Pakistan also welcomes the adoption of other resolutions by the CFM, including Destruction of the Babri Masjid in India and Protection of Islamic Holy Places; Safeguarding the Rights of Muslim Communities in non-OIC States; and Resolution on Maintenance and Promotion of Regional Peace and Security in South Asia.

Indian Ministry of External Affairs earlier said “We strongly and categorically reject the factually incorrect, gratuitous and unwarranted references to India in resolutions adopted by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the 47th CFM Session in Niamey, Republic of Niger, held on 27-28 November 2020.”

In a comprehensive and strongly-worded Resolution, the OIC demanded India to cancel the issuance of domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris and revoke all unilateral and illegal actions in IIOJK, while refraining from taking any step to alter the existing demographic structure of the disputed territory.


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