New Delhi, February 08: India has rejecting the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s demand of allowing an OIC fact-finding mission to occupied Kashmir to assess rights situation in the territory. An official spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs said in New Delhi that the OIC had no locus standi on such matters.

He was responding to a question regarding the statement made by the foreign minister of Pakistan at the recently concluded OIC Contact Group meeting on Jammu and Kashmir held in Cairo.

The OIC on Thursday asked India to allow an OIC fact-finding mission, international rights groups and humanitarian organisations to visit Indian admin Kashmir to assess the rights situation.

A joint communiqué, adopted at an OIC summit that concluded in Cairo called upon India to allow the OIC fact-finding mission, the international human rights groups and humanitarian organisations to visit Jammu and Kashmir.

The communiqué had also welcomed Pakistan’s proposal for an investigation by the UN Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan into recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC).

It expressed “deep concern” over the ceasefire violations.

The communiqué had further called on India to undertake an “independent investigation into the discovery of mass graves and ensure free and fair trial of those responsible” for heinous crimes.

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