Escalating tension in IoK can destabilize S Asia: Maleeha Lodhi

09 May, 2017 2:35 pm

NEW YORK (92 News) – The Ambassadors of Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said that the escalating tension in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) can destabilize South Asia.

She urged the United Nations to address the deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN called for a peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute to avert any crisis in the region.

Lodhi said that Kashmir issue is a priority for the OIC to address, adding that the disturbing trend of rising Islamophobia is no longer limited just to Western countries but was being witnessed in Asia too where Muslims were facing mob violence every day.

During the interactive meeting between the Ambassadors from Islamic countries and the UN chief, a number of issues came under discussion, including Palestine, Islamophobia and the situation being faced by Rohingya Muslims.

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