GoI trying to mislead nation by accepting OIC invitation happily: Anand Sharma

GoI trying to mislead nation by accepting OIC invitation happily: Anand Sharma

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): While speaking to ANI on External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj to attend Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meet as 'Guest of Honour', senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said, "The invitation is rather surprising. There is nothing to be euphoric. People must be reminded that in 1969, India was invited at the original conference in Rabat but was removed. Thereafter, India has refused any invitation to go, particularly the observer status. India has maintained that being the original invitee and a country with a very large Muslim population, it's important that OIC grants India full status member." "OIC charter states any country with a conflict with a member won't be given that status. There are issues that need clarity, particularly vis-a-vis Pakistan in OIC resolution on Kashmir. At this time, the Government of India (GoI) accepting it very happily and trying to mislead the nation isn't acceptable," he added.

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