OIC strongly condemns India for atrocities in Kashmir  

OIC strongly condemns India for atrocities in Kashmir  

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Council of Foreign Ministers of OIC on Wednesday adopted a strongly worded resolution on the grave human rights situation in Indian occupied Kashmir and condemned India in strongest possible terms for their atrocities on Kashmiris in held Kashmir.

The OIC Foreign Ministers met in Tashkent on 18-19 October for the 43rd Session, said a message received here.

While upholding Kashmiris' right to self-determination in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, they reaffirmed OIC countries' unwavering support to the just cause of Kashmiri people, expressed deep concern and condemned in strongest possible terms the unabated killing of defenseless Kashmiris in IoK.

The Foreign Ministers noted demonstrations by unarmed Kashmiris, despite curfew, in the wake of Burhan Wani's extrajudicial killing as referendum against India.

The Foreign Ministers condemned India for illegal detention of Kashmiris, incarceration of Hurriyat Leaders in torturous conditions, and brutal killings of Kashmiris including children.

They also condemned the Handwara episode of forced detention of a minor girl and sexual assault on her by Indian police.

The Foreign Ministers once again rejected Indian attempts to equate the indigenous freedom movement of Kashmiris in IoK with terrorism.

They paid rich tribute to the Kashmiris for the heroic struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination. They also expressed deep concern at Indian attempts to bring demographic changes in IoK by establishing colonies, forced conversions, and permanent settlement of non-Kashmiris in IoK.

They rejected the sham elections under duress as substitute of exercise of the right of self-determination of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.

The OIC Foreign Ministers denounced India's refusal to allow OIC Fact-finding Mission to IoK and called for a free and impartial inquiry into the 6,000 unmarked mass graves in IoK discovered in 2009, and bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice.


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