United Arab Emirates (UAE) had said that Pakistan and India should not make the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) crisis an issue of the Muslim Ummah as it was a dispute between two neighbouring countries, The News International reported Thursday.

According to reports, senior journalist Hamid Mir on Wednesday quoted federal government officials as saying that UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan is visiting Pakistan apparently to express solidarity with Pakistan on the IoK issue.

However, the foreign minister, in his earlier interaction with Pakistani authorities, conveyed that Kashmir issue should not be made an issue of the Muslim Ummah as, according to him, it is a bilateral issue and should be resolved through talks between Pakistan and India.


The report quoted Mir as saying that Pakistani leadership must convey to the world in general and the Muslim countries in particular that Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s atrocities were not limited to the troubled valley, rather he wanted to unleash a reign of terror across India to forcibly convert Muslims.

In this context, he added, the Kashmir issue was not a dispute only between Pakistan and India.