After inviting India, OIC condemns New Delhi for anti-terror air strikes in Pakistan  

Team Suno Neta Wednesday 27th of February 2019 11:38 AM
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New Delhi: Three days after the United Arab Emirates invited India to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation foreign ministers’ meeting as “guest of honour”, the Islamic countries’ body has condemned India for carrying out air strikes against the Jaish-e-Muhammed terror group inside Pakistan’s territory.

The statement condemning the Indian action was issued, on Tuesday, by the OIC’s Jammu & Kashmir Contact Group at the end of an emergency meeting in Riyadh, which had been called at Pakistan’s insistence, on Monday, ahead of the air strikes.

The OIC, in a tweet said: “The OIC condemned the Indian incursion and aerial violation and dropping of four bombs today, 26 February 2019. It urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and avoid any steps that would endanger peace and security in the region”. It also urged both the parties “to act responsibly and encouraged them to seek peaceful solution to current crisis without resort to use of force. It also called on them to embrace dialogue and work towards de-escalation of current situation as a matter of priority.”

Although, there was no official word on whether external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj would attend the inaugural session of the meeting of the OIC council of foreign ministers in Abu Dhabi but the ministry had hailed it as a big achievement.

Earlier on Tuesday, Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Islamabad wanted the Gulf country to re-evaluate the invitation in the light of the attack on a member country.




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