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India criticizes the Organization of Islamic Cooperation of the Group of Islamic Nations for inviting Hurriyat conference president to a meeting in Pakistan

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The Center said that India takes actions aimed at subverting the unity of the country very seriously. (File)

New Delhi:

India on Thursday criticized the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for inviting All-Party Conference President Hurriyat to attend its foreign ministerial meeting in Islamabad next week.

External Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said New Delhi does not expect the OIC to encourage actors and organizations engaged in terrorist and anti-India activities.

In a press conference, he said that India considers very seriously such actions which are aimed at subverting the unity of the country and violating its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

It is very regrettable that the OIC continues to be guided by the political agenda of a single member rather than focusing on important development activities, Bagchi said in an indirect reference to Pakistan.

“We have repeatedly called on the OIC to refrain from allowing special interests to exploit the platform to comment on India’s internal affairs,” he said.

Bagchi was responding to a question on the OIC reports inviting All Parties Conference President Hurriyat to attend the grouping’s Council of Foreign Ministers meeting on March 22-23 in Islamabad.

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