India Rejects OIC's Suggestion to Allow Mission to J&K
Strongly rejecting Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's suggestion of allowing an OIC fact- finding mission to Jammu and Kashmir to assess rights situation there, India today said the grouping has no "locus standi" on such matters and termed suggestions to this effect by Pakistan Foreign Minister as "propagandist".

"The OIC has no locus standi on matters concerning the internal affairs of India or the recent incidents on the LoC. We have already clarified that UNMOGIP has no relevance in regard to the latter.

"The propagandist suggestions made in the Foreign Minister's statement are neither new nor helpful," official spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs said.

He was responding to a question regarding the statement made by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan at the recently concluded OIC Contact Group meeting on Jammu and Kashmir held in Cairo.

Backing Pakistan, the OIC had yesterday asked India to allow an OIC fact-finding mission, international rights groups and humanitarian organisations to visit Jammu and Kashmir to assess the rights situation.

A joint communiqué, adopted at an OIC summit that concluded in Cairo, "called upon India to allow the OIC fact-finding mission, the international human rights groups and humanitarian organisations to visit Jammu and Kashmir", a statement issued by the Pakistan Foreign Office had said yesterday.

The communiqué had also welcomed Pakistan's proposal for an investigation by the UN Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan into recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).

It expressed "deep concern" over the ceasefire violations.

The communiqué had further called on India to undertake an "independent investigation into the discovery of mass graves and ensure free and fair trial of those responsible" for "heinous crimes".

The Pakistani delegation to the summit was led by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who had called for an probe into the ceasefire violations on the LoC by the OIC.

The move came in the wake of India's rejection of Pakistan's call for a probe by the UNMOGIP.

Clashes between Indian and Pakistani troops last month were among the worst violations of the ceasefire that was put in place along the 742-km LoC in late 2003.

One Indian soldier was beheaded by Pakistani troops while the mutilated body of another jawan was found in the Poonch sector along the LoC. Pakistan claims three of its soldiers were killed in Indian firing.
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3/D-48
Feb 09, 2013
09:02 AM

Studious and civilized silence on all matters and shenanigans of Pakistan might be the best medicine for now. Make them feel they aren't really that important to us.

Arun Maheshwari, Bangalore
2/D-21
Feb 09, 2013
05:04 AM

The OIC is made up of a bunch of limp, impotent, so called worthless states, who don't have the balls to question the butchery going on in their own so called "Ummah" in the dominions of Syria currently and prior to that in Libya, Egypt, and also currently in Tunisia and Bahrain, Yemen, Iran during its so called elections, and blah and blah going back in time to eternity.

The OIC never questioned the state sanctioned pillaging and mass slaughter organized by the Pakistani govt. when they unleashed the primitive tribesmen on the Shia populace of their own so called lands of Gilgit and Baltistan. Or for that matter the current butchery of Hazaras on a daily ritual basis happening in Baluchistan. Mind you, these mass slaughters are orchestrated by the same terrorist groups which the ISI babysits with funds, support and shelter.

What gall this so called OIC has, to question India or about Kashmir, when it doesn't give a $hit to the above crap happening all over its own Muslim world? It is because these countries or their leaders will piss on OIC if it ever tries to check any of the atrocities they are imposing on their own Muslim population.

The OIC better shut up or if it wants to be seen relevant or credible in any way at all, it should investigate and set its own Ummah home right before venturing out any further.
 

Non Fanatic, London
1/D-156
Feb 08, 2013
09:05 PM

Well done, do not ever fall for, or give into, Islamist propaganda on Kashmir. Stay the ground, which is that India is a multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-non-religious( atheism, agnosticism)  country, which will not countenance movements or separation based on religious hatred or religious fanaticism, nor of ethno-chauvinism.

Varun Shekhar, Toronto
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