Sunday, December 4, 2022

OIC expresses deep concern over worsening situation in Occupied Kashmir

OIC expresses deep concern over worsening situation in Occupied Kashmir
RIYADH (92 News) – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed deep concern about the worsening situation in the Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir (IHK). In a statement, the OIC general secretariat of today said it is concerned about reports of deployment of additional paramilitary forces and use of banned cluster bombs by the Indian forces to target civilians. It also expressed sadness over civilian casualties resulting from ceasefire violations carried out by Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC) and expresses solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The OIC reiterated its call upon the international community to rise up to its responsibility for the peaceful resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
FM telephones OIC secretary general on Kashmir situation
Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi telephoned 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.