November 2000 News

India rejects OIC resolution on Kashmir

15 November 2000
The Hindu

NEW DELHI: India today rejected the resolution adopted by the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Kashmir calling for appointing a special representative to deal with the issue and sending a fact-finding team to the region. The resolution was adopted on Tuesday at the OIC summit in Doha, Qatar. A spokesman of the External Affairs Ministry here said the OIC had no locus Standi on matters relating to India''s internal affairs. ''We reject all such resolutions outright. The OIC has no locus Standi on matters relating to India''s internal affairs,'' he said. The OIC which concluded its summit Tuesday asked its secretary general, Mr. Azzedine Laraki, to appoint a special representative to deal with Kashmir problem and also send a fact- finding team to the region. The organisation also expressed concern over the situation in the Kashmir Valley and along the Line of Control (LoC) and urged the international community, including the UN, to mediate. Official sources said there had been such resolutions in the past as well but the methodology of how such resolutions were passed, was well known. The latest resolution was also in line with similar ones earlier. The sources said India has good relations with individual members of the OIC and whenever Indian leaders met the OIC leaders, they have talked about various things. ''Whenever we talked to our friends of the oic, they have told us how such resolutions are passed. The methodology of how such resolutions are passed is well known''. - UNI

 

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