With a sense of weariness, India rejected all claims made by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar about Kashmir at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo.
An official government spokesman insisted that “the OIC has no locus standi on matters concerning the internal affairs of India or the recent incidents on the Line of Control.”
The spokesman was responding to questions about the statement made at the OIC contact group meeting on Jammu and Kashmir.
The official added that the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has no relevance in matters related to LoC and rebuffed the foreign minister’s statement as “neither new nor helpful.”
In the past, India has rejected Pakistan’s efforts to raise the issue of Kashmir at the OIC.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2013.