OIC on the third anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 issued a statement, terming the scrapping of J&K’s special status on August 5, 2019 as illegal and unilateral action

India has slammed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation for its statement on Jammu and Kashmir, stating it “reeks of bigotry”.

“The statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir today reeks of bigotry,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Friday in response to media queries regarding OIC General Secretariat’s press release on Jammu and Kashmir.

The MEA Spokesperson reiterated that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is and will remain an integral and inalienable part of India.

“As a result of long-awaited changes three years ago, it today reaps the benefits of socio-economic growth and development,” Bagchi said.

The MEA Spokesperson expressed his regret that the OIC General Secretariat continues to issue statements on Jammu and Kashmir at the behest of a serial violator of human rights and notorious promoter of cross-border, regional and international terrorism.

“Such statements only expose the OIC as an organization devoted to a communal agenda being pursued through terrorism,” Bagchi added.