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'Don't need lesson from failed states like Pakistan': India reacts at UNHRC meet

India said at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council that the OIC has no locus standi to comment on internal affairs of India
Television reporters operate during a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday,(AFP)
Television reporters operate during a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday,(AFP)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 04:37 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

'OIC has no locus standi to comment on J&K, misused by Pakistan': India at UNHRC

The statement comes almost a week after India rejected Pakistan minister Shireen Mazari's criticism of the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
File photo of Pawankumar Badhe, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India to UN.(ANI)
File photo of Pawankumar Badhe, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India to UN.(ANI)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

‘Unwarranted’: India rejects Pak-sponsored references to Kashmir issue in OIC resolutions

The Kashmir issue wasn’t on the official agenda for the meeting of the OIC’s council of foreign ministers (CFM) held in Niger during November 27-28.
File photo: Central Reserve Police Force  (CRPF) personnel stand guard at Jammu and Kashmir National Highway.(PTI)
File photo: Central Reserve Police Force  (CRPF) personnel stand guard at Jammu and Kashmir National Highway.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 11:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Pakistan tries to brush off OIC snub on not discussing Kashmir issue

The OIC statements, both in English and Arabic, issued for Friday’s Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Niamey, capital of Niger, made no mention of Kashmir in the agenda announced in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia which is currently leading the grouping.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (C) of Saudi Arabia with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) at the opening session of a summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on June 1, 2019.(AFP file)
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (C) of Saudi Arabia with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (L) at the opening session of a summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the Saudi holy city of Mecca on June 1, 2019.(AFP file)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 07:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Kashmir not on OIC meet agenda, in apparent snub to Pakistan

In August, Pakistan foreign minister Qureshi had asked the OIC to “stop dilly-dallying” on the convening of a meeting of its Council of Foreign Ministers on Kashmir, angering the OIC’s Saudi leadership.
Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be representing Pakistan at the OIC meeting.(Reuters file)
Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be representing Pakistan at the OIC meeting.(Reuters file)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 01:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Kashmir not on agenda of OIC foreign ministers’ meet

A statement issued by Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Wednesday to announce foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s participation in the meeting of the OIC’s council of foreign ministers claimed the two-day session will discuss a range of issues facing the Muslim world, including the “Jammu and Kashmir dispute”.
The Pakistani foreign ministry’s statement further said Qureshi intended to highlight the “aggravating human rights and humanitarian situation” in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of India’s decision to scrap the erstwhile state’s special status in August 2019.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Pakistani foreign ministry’s statement further said Qureshi intended to highlight the “aggravating human rights and humanitarian situation” in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of India’s decision to scrap the erstwhile state’s special status in August 2019.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 09:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

Pakistan FM Qureshi criticised at home for slamming Saudi Arabia over Kashmir

A Pakistani journalist recently said that as Islamabad, which is in a financial crisis, is dependent on Saudi Arabia, Qureshi should have been cautious of making any statements.
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi(REUTERS File Photo)
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 10:44 AM IST
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Islamabad | By Asian News International | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi

Pak foreign minister Qureshi pushes OIC to convene meeting on Kashmir

This is being described as an unusual move by observers as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is led by Saudi Arabia, a close ally of Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 01:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

‘Secularism, harmony not political fashion but passion for us’: Minister Naqvi on OIC statement

Naqvi also urged people to observe Ramzan, which begins this week, inside their homes to avoid the spread of coronavirus disease Covid-19.
Naqvi said the constitutional, social and religious rights of all the citizens, including those of minorities, is India’s constitutional and moral guarantee.(PTI File Photo)
Naqvi said the constitutional, social and religious rights of all the citizens, including those of minorities, is India’s constitutional and moral guarantee.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 03:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

‘India heaven for Muslims’: Union minister amid allegations of ‘Islamophobia’

Asked about the OIC criticism, Naqvi said, “We are doing our job with conviction. The prime minister whenever he speaks, he talks about the rights and welfare of 130 crore Indians.”
India’s Muslims, its minorities, all its sections, are prosperous, says Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
India’s Muslims, its minorities, all its sections, are prosperous, says Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 01:06 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

‘Inaccurate, selective and misleading’: India chides OIC for Delhi riots comments

Kumar was responding to the OIC statement alleging the violence was targeted against Muslims lives, mosques and Muslim-owned properties.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar responded to the comments made by OIC over Delhi riots.(ANI / Twitter)
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar responded to the comments made by OIC over Delhi riots.(ANI / Twitter)
Updated on Feb 27, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

MEA rejects reports of OIC meet on Kashmir

The assertion came after media reports claimed that Saudi Arabia has conveyed to Pakistan through its Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan that it was planning to convene a meeting on the Kashmir issue.
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar addressing a press conference.(ANI photo)
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar addressing a press conference.(ANI photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2020 03:21 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

India slams OIC for appointing Jammu and Kashmir envoy at Makkah summit

The development came almost two months after former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj represented India for the first time at a meeting of OIC foreign ministers in Abu Dhabi in March.
Days after the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) appointed a special envoy for Jammu and Kashmir, India on Monday said the grouping had “no locus standi” in matters related to the state .(OIC/Twitter)
Days after the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) appointed a special envoy for Jammu and Kashmir, India on Monday said the grouping had “no locus standi” in matters related to the state .(OIC/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Pakistan tried to scuttle India’s OIC invite, isolated in its backyard: Sources

Despite Pakistan trying hard to block OIC invite to India, it finds itself isolated in the grouping of Islamic countries, sources in the government have said.
Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses as ‘Guest of Honour’ at the 46th Foreign Ministers' Meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI)
Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses as ‘Guest of Honour’ at the 46th Foreign Ministers' Meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI)
Published on Mar 05, 2019 05:34 PM IST
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By Rezaul Hasan Laskar

OIC provides India with a platform to engage with the Muslim world

It could shore up New Delhi’s interests in areas ranging from energy security to counter-terrorism cooperation at a time when the world order is in a flux.
Empty Pakistani chair at Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as Guest of Honour Sushma Swaraj gives her speech in Abu Dhabi on Friday.(ANI)
Empty Pakistani chair at Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as Guest of Honour Sushma Swaraj gives her speech in Abu Dhabi on Friday.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

‘J-K integral part of India, matter strictly internal’: India on OIC resolution on Kashmir

The United Arab Emirates, the current chair of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, said on Saturday that it looked forward to the grouping strengthening its relations with India.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the inaugural session of the meeting on Friday as a guest of honour and made a thinly veiled attack on Pakistan-backed terrorism(PTI)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the inaugural session of the meeting on Friday as a guest of honour and made a thinly veiled attack on Pakistan-backed terrorism(PTI)
Updated on Mar 03, 2019 09:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

At OIC, Sushma Swaraj hits out at terror

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, speaking as the guest of honour at the inaugural session of the meeting of OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers in Abu Dhabi, stressed the fight against terror wasn’t a “confrontation against any religion”.
India used its maiden appearance at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday to launch a thinly-veiled attack on Pakistan-backed terror.(PTI)
India used its maiden appearance at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday to launch a thinly-veiled attack on Pakistan-backed terror.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rezaul H Laskar

At OIC meet, Sushma Swaraj quotes Rig Veda, Quran to denounce terror

Sushma Swaraj cited verses from Quran and Rig Veda, and quoted Guru Nanak Dev at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meet to denounce terror and their supporters.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the inaugural plenary session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi on Friday.(Photo: Twitter/@MEAIndia)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the inaugural plenary session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi on Friday.(Photo: Twitter/@MEAIndia)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 09:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Abu Dhabi | By HT Correspondent

Highlights | Reach of terror growing, says Sushma at OIC meet amid Pak boycott

Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the inaugural plenary session at the OIC meeting in Abu Dhabi on March 1 as the guest of honour.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at OIC meeting in Abu Dhabi, Friday March 1, 2019.(Photo Credit: Twitter @MEAIndia)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at OIC meeting in Abu Dhabi, Friday March 1, 2019.(Photo Credit: Twitter @MEAIndia)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 11:55 PM IST
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Sushma Swaraj likely to raise terror issue at OIC meet today

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to raise the issue of terror when she represents India for the first time at a meeting of foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the UAE.
Sushma Swaraj will address the inaugural plenary session of the meeting in Abu Dhabi on March 1 as a guest of honour.(ANI/Twitter)
Sushma Swaraj will address the inaugural plenary session of the meeting in Abu Dhabi on March 1 as a guest of honour.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 06:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

UAE should have spoken to us before inviting Sushma Swaraj to OIC, says Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday said it has conveyed reservations over Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s presence at the upcoming Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in the UAE.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj(ANI)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj(ANI)
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 08:36 PM IST
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Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service

Pakistan to raise ‘violation’ issue at UN after IAF strikes Jaish camp: Report

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will make contact to raise the issue at international forums, sources added.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi heads an emergency meeting in Islamabad on February 26.(AP Photo)
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi heads an emergency meeting in Islamabad on February 26.(AP Photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 03:34 PM IST
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Islamabad | By Press Trust of India

India to attend OIC foreign ministers meet for first time

Sushma Swaraj will be the guest of honour at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meet in the UAE next week.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will be the first Indian foreign minister to participate in the OIC foreign ministers meeting.(Arvind Yadav)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will be the first Indian foreign minister to participate in the OIC foreign ministers meeting.(Arvind Yadav)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 06:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Bangladesh proposes India’s induction as OIC observer

The Organisation of Islamic Conference is a grouping of Muslim majority nations.
Bangladesh’s foreign minister Mahmud Ali said there is a need to build bridges with non-OIC countries which have large number of Muslims as their citizens.(AP File Photo)
Bangladesh’s foreign minister Mahmud Ali said there is a need to build bridges with non-OIC countries which have large number of Muslims as their citizens.(AP File Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2018 05:59 PM IST
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