OIC fishing in troubled waters, warns MEA
India on Thursday strongly condemned the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for inviting the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference to attend its foreign ministerial meeting in Islamabad next week. The OIC invited separatist and terror-supporting organization Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for the March 22-23 meeting at Islamabad.
India’s External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said New Delhi does not expect the OIC to encourage actors and organizations engaged in terrorism and anti-India activities.
India slams OIC/Pakistan for extending invite to Hurriyat for OIC foreign ministers meet in Islamabad next week pic.twitter.com/NyOb8MrJ5v
— Sidhant Sibal (@sidhant) March 17, 2022
At a media briefing, he said India takes a very serious view of such actions which are aimed at subverting the country’s unity and violating its sovereignty and territorial integrity. It is highly unfortunate that the OIC continues to be guided by a single member’s political agenda rather than focusing on important development activities, Bagchi said in an indirect reference to Pakistan.
“We have repeatedly called upon the OIC to refrain from allowing vested interests to exploit the platform for comments on India’s internal affairs,” he said. Bagchi was replying to a question on reports about the OIC inviting the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference to attend the meeting of the grouping’s Council of Foreign Ministers on March 22 and 23 in Islamabad. OIC is continued to be guided by a single member’s (Pakistan) political agenda, said Bagchi.
Earlier Hurriyat Conference in a tweet uploaded the invitation letter to terror supporter Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The invitation letter said that he was invited on behalf of the Government of Pakistan and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Incarcerated Chairman of the Hurriyat Conference @MirwaizKashmir has been invited to the 48th session of @OIC_OCI Council of Foreign Ministers in Islamabad, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 22-23 March 2022. pic.twitter.com/Lvh7EG7NDI
— Hurriyat Conference Official (@HurriyatJK) March 16, 2022
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