MEA terms OIC statement on Delhi violence inaccurate, selective, misleading, urges organisations not to make irresponsible remarks

India on Thursday slammed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) for making 'inaccurate, selective, and misleading' statement on Delhi violence, and urged international organisations and individuals alike to refrain from making irresponsible remarks at such a 'sensitive time'

Asian News International February 27, 2020 18:41:54 IST
MEA terms OIC statement on Delhi violence inaccurate, selective, misleading, urges organisations not to make irresponsible remarks
  • MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the OIC statement condemning Delhi violence is factually inaccurate, selective and misleading

  • The OIC had condemned the 'recent and alarming violence against Muslims in India, resulting in the death and injury of innocent people and the arson and vandalism of mosques and Muslim-owned properties'

  • Urging cautio from international organsitaions, Kumar said on Thursday that such irresponsible comments can create more problems than it would solve

New Delhi: India on Thursday slammed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) for making "inaccurate, selective, and misleading" statement on the Delhi violence, and urged the international organisations and individuals alike to refrain from making irresponsible remarks at such a "sensitive time".

MEA terms OIC statement on Delhi violence inaccurate selective misleading urges organisations not to make irresponsible remarks

File image of MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. Twitter/@MEAIndia

"The OIC statement is factually inaccurate, selective and misleading. There is an effort on the ground to restore normalcy and create confidence. We urge these bodies not to issue irresponsible statements at such sensitive time," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

"PM (Narendra Modi) himself has publicly appealed for peace and brotherhood. I would also like to refer to some statements which have come out, by agencies and individuals. We would urge that it is not the right time to make such irresponsible comments, it can create more problems than it would solve," Kumar added.

In a statement, the OIC had condemned the "recent and alarming violence against Muslims in India, resulting in the death and injury of innocent people and the arson and vandalism of mosques and Muslim-owned properties."

The organisation has called on the Indian authorities to bring the instigators and perpetrators "of these acts of anti-Muslim violence to justice and to ensure the safety and security of all its Muslim citizens and the protection of Islamic holy places across the country."

As many as 34 people have died and scores others injured in the incidents of violence in North East Delhi since Sunday.

"What led to this, why this happened will, of course, be a matter of investigation. What is important to note here is that law enforcement agencies are working on the ground. They are working to bring the situation back to normal," Kumar said. (ANI)

Updated Date:

also read

Vaccinating teachers, students for board exams should've begun in January; offline exams risky now, says IWPA president
India

Vaccinating teachers, students for board exams should've begun in January; offline exams risky now, says IWPA president

Anubha Shrivastava Sahai, lawyer and president of the India Wide Parents Association, on the risks of holding board exams, and possible alternatives

Assam polls: People in state have shown 'red card' to Congress-led Mahajoth, says Narendra Modi
Politics

Assam polls: People in state have shown 'red card' to Congress-led Mahajoth, says Narendra Modi

At a rally in Kokrajhar, the BJP leader alleged that the previous Congress-led governments in the state and at the Centre did nothing to check violence in the Bodoland areas

China can launch cyber attacks, India addressing issue 'in serious way', says General Bipin Rawat
India

China can launch cyber attacks, India addressing issue 'in serious way', says General Bipin Rawat

The Chief of Defence Staff said that a "capability differential" has come between the two countries over the years and that China has a "lead" over India on technology