OIC gives a strong snub to Indian government over the new domicile law for Occupied Kashmir

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OIC gives a strong snub to Indian government over the new domicile law for Occupied Kashmir

RIYADH - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) gives a strong snub to Indian government over the new domicile law for Occupied Kashmir.

OIC has strongly condemned India's news domicile law in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), calling it a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

"The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been following with deep concern the unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 and subsequent measures to alter the demographics of and undermine the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir," read the official statement.

Reaffirming the importance of complying with international law and UNSC resolutions, the Islamic council termed the Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules 2020’ as 'baseless', running counter to international laws.

The organisation also urged the international community to gear up its efforts to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Earlier on Tuesday, Pakistan had condemned and rejected the introduction of "Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020” which it termed an attempt to illegally change the demographic structure of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).

The Foreign Office, in a press release, had said that the order was another illegal step by India to settle non-Kashmiris in the occupied territory by changing the domicile laws.