Exercising the Right of Reply in response to preposterous statements made by Pakistan and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Kashmir, India lashed out at Pakistan saying that the latter is habituated to misusing platforms to propagate its false and malicious propaganda against the former.
The response by the country's First Secretary, Pawan Badhe, came forward during the General Debate by the High Commissioner at the 48th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Referring to comments on Jammu & Kashmir by Khalil Hashmi, the permanent representative of India to the UN in Geneva, Pawan Badhe claimed that OIC or Pakistan had no locus standi to comment on India's 'internal affairs'.
"We once again regret and reject reference made by the OIC to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir which is an integral part of India. The OIC has no locus standi to comment on the internal affairs of India. OIC has helplessly allowed itself to be held hostage by Pakistan," India stated with conviction.
OIC is a collective of nearly Muslim-dominated 49 countries with a 1.8 billion populace. It states that the association is the 'collective voice of the Muslim world'. It works to 'safeguard interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of international peace and harmony'.