Wednesday, December 7, 2022

FM telephones OIC secretary general on Kashmir situation

FM telephones OIC secretary general on Kashmir situation
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi telephoned Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Dr Yousuf Ahmed Al-Othaimeen and asked to take immediate notice of Indian brutalities and persecution in Occupied Kashmir. In a telephonic conversation with the OIC Secretary General on Sunday, the minister said use of brute force by India on unarmed Kashmiri people is extremely condemnable. He said India has been violating international laws by unleashing violence and atrocities against Kashmiris. “Orders to Hindu Yatrees and tourists to leave Kashmir are also generating anxiety and fear,” he added. The OIC secretary general assured the foreign minister for taking notice on situation and to extend full cooperation. Earlier, chairing an emergency consultative meeting at the Foreign Office in, the minister said Indian designs are an attempt to disrupt the regional peace. FM Qureshi urged the international community and world human rights watchdogs to take immediate notice of the serious situation. The meeting attended by Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood and former foreign secretaries held consultation on increasing Indian aggression and tense situation in Occupied Kashmir. It decided to highlight the gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and Indian atrocities against Kashmiris at every international forum. Earlier today, Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider. He said that brutal force being uses in occupied Kashmir nowadays is highly depolrable. “India neither considers third party arbitration on Kashmir issue nor is ready for bilateral talks,” he added. He showed serious concern on sending more than 28,000 troops to occupied Kashmir and expelling the foreign tourists from the area. He also said use of prohibited weapons in held valley is a clear violation of international laws. He said long standing dispute of Kashmir is the main obstacle to lasting peace in South Asia. Foreign Minister said India neither considers third party arbitration on Kashmir issue nor is ready for bilateral talks.