MEA’s sharp reaction came ahead of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s scheduled two-day visit on India starting from Thursday.
New Delhi: Rejecting Chinese Foreign Minister’s Wang Yi’s statement on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at a recent session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that China has no locus standi to comment on this issue. MEA’s sharp reaction came ahead of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s scheduled two-day visit to India starting from Thursday.
The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “We reject the uncalled reference to India by the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his speech at the Opening Ceremony. Matters related to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir are entirely the internal affairs of India. Other countries including China have no locus standi to comment. They should note that India refrains from public judgement of their internal issues.”
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi made the comments on Jammu & Kashmir while speaking at the opening ceremony of a meeting of the council of foreign ministers of the OIC hosted by Pakistan on Tuesday. “On the Kashmir issue, we have once again heard the call of many Islamic friends. China shares the same aspiration,” the Chinese Foreign Minister had said.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Kha, while addressing the OIC meeting, accused India and Israel of committing “war crimes” in Kashmir and Palestine with impunity because Muslim countries had not effectively taken up these issues. “We have failed both the Palestinians and the people of Kashmir,” Khan said.