akistan on Monday thanked the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for its so called support on the Jammu and Kashmir during the 47th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Nigeria.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office was quoted as saying in a statement that Pakistan extended its deep gratitude to Niger, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey for highlighting the Jammu and Kashmir issue in their respective statements during the Opening Plenary Session of the CFM.
“Pakistan is grateful for the explicit reiteration in the ‘Niamey Declaration’ of the OIC’s principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir for ‘a peaceful settlement in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions’,” read the official communique issued by the Pakistans Foreign office.
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While as, India on Sunday ‘strongly’ rejected the criticism of its Kashmir policy by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. The Ministry of External Affairs hinted at Pakistan and said the OIC is being used by that country for its campaign against India. “We strongly and categorically reject the factually incorrect, gratuitous and unwarranted references to India in resolutions adopted by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the 47th CFM Session in Niamey, Republic of Niger, held on 27-28 November 2020,” said the Ministry.
The report of the OIC Secretary General on its activities submitted to the 47th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers referred to the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and said, “The decision of the Indian government on 5 August 2019 towards changing the demographic and geographic composition of the territory, and the continuous blockade and restrictions together with human rights abuses, had awakened renewed efforts of the international community towards a resolution of the conflict”.