July 2000 News

India rejects Pak.-mooted resolution on J&K

6 July 2000

New Delhi: India today firmly rejected the Pakistan-mooted resolution on Jammu and Kashmir passed by the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) last week in Kuala Lumpur asserting that the OIC ''has no locus standi whatsoever on the subject of Jammu and Kashmir or any other subject that relates to India''s internal affairs.'' Responding to questions, a Foreign Office spokesman told reporters ''such resolutions and pronouncements of the OIC on matters that are entirely within the domestic jurisdiction of India are completely unacceptable and we reject them outright.'' While toeing Islamabad''s line, the OIC Foreign Ministers had endorsed the demand for ''self-determination'' for the people of J&K, called for international mediation on the J&K issue and referred to UN resolutions. The OIC resolutions on J&K, an annual feature mooted by Pakistan, have been summarily dismissed by New Delhi.


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