OIC reiterates concerns over human rights situation in IOJ&K

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OIC reiterates concerns over human rights situation in IOJ&K

ISLAMABAD-Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on UN Human Rights Council to equitably address human rights violations of people in conflict situations that are on UN and the OIC agenda, including Kashmir and Palestine.  

The OIC statement, which was delivered by Pakistani Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, also pointed to two other conflict situations on respective OIC and UN agendas, namely Myanmar and Nagorno-Karabakh the territorial dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Ambassador Hashmi reiterated OIC’s concerns over the human rights situation in occupied Kashmir and called on all concerned to ensure the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.

On behalf of OIC, the Pakistani envoy urged the Council to implement the recommendations of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Jammu & Kashmir and the High Commissioner to continue the reporting on the deteriorating situation.