OIC calls for immediate lifting of curfew, restoration of communication in IOJ&K

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31 Aug, 2019 6:18 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday reaffirmed the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on the internationally recognized status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) dispute and its final resolution through a UN supervised plebiscite.

In a declaration, the OIC General Secretariat said that it was following with concern developments in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir as a result of the unilateral decision taken by India on August 5, revoking Constitutional Article 370, thereby removing its special status.

Recalling the OIC Summit decisions and Council of Foreign Ministers resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, the General Secretariat reiterated the solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “It calls for the immediate lifting of the curfew, restoration of communication and the respect for the fundamental rights of Kashmiris,” the declaration said.

Recognizing the centrality of the issue of Jammu and Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India and the need for seeking a durable and just solution according to the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, the OIC General Secretariat stressed the need for the resumption of dialogue process between Pakistan and India, which is a prerequisite for development, peace and stability in South Asia.

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