10th December 1997
JAMMU: Farooq Abdullah yesterday lashed out at Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) for what he called "raking up a well settled issue of Kashmir under the evil influence of Pakistan."
Mr. Abdullah who has always questioned the credibility of OIC wondered how the conference could re-open this issue when Jammu & Kashmir was and will continue for ever to be part of Indian Union. He said, " Nothing can alter this reality come what may."
In a angry tone, Mr. Abdullah asked while speaking at a function here today as to why did the OIC shy away from helping the Indian Muslims when they were suffering from severe natural calamities.
Mr. Abdullah regretted that through India has second largest number of Muslims it never got any help from the Islamic nations.