OIC calls on India to end rights violations in Kashmir

The Organisation of Islamic Countries contact group on Kashmir has called for an end to human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir.

OIC calls on India to end rights violations in Kashmir

The Organisation of Islamic Countries contact group on Kashmir has called for an end to human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir.

Indian forces killed more than 100 people in the protests since June. Nearly all the victims have been killed by police bullets, heightening anger against New Delhi.

Schools, colleges and businesses remain shut. Food and medicine are scarce.

Meeting on the sidelines of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, the group -- chaired by OIC Secretary General Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu -- expressed OIC's strong solidarity with Kashmiris.

A 12-point declaration adopted by OIC during a meeting in New York, asked the international community to initiate urgent steps for safeguarding the human rights of Kashmiris including their right to self-determination.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi attended the meeting alongside senior representatives from Saudi Arabia and Niger besides Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan, prime minister of Pakistani Kashmir.

India denied travel documents to leaders of Kashmir including APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

OIC urged India to release all illegally detained Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders and activists.

Ghulam Nabi Fai, head of the US-based Kashmiri American Council, reminded that the Kashmiri leadership, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik remain under house arrest in Kashmir.

Fai said that there is a need for continued support of the international community to the peaceful and unarmed struggle of the Kashmiri people. Later, Fai presented a Memorandum on Kashmir to the OIC Secretary General.


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Rasim Moid
Rasim Moid - 10 yıl Before

Thanks OIC for speaking up.