OIC states asked to raise Kashmir issue with India

OIC states asked to raise Kashmir issue with India

ISLAMABAD-Organization of Islamic Cooperation's Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir has said the question of Kashmir is of utmost importance for Muslim Ummah and has called upon its member states to raise the dispute in their bilateral engagements with India.

The communiqué issued by the Foreign Ministers’ of OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir after the Emergency Virtual Meeting stressed that the OIC member countries must take up the issue with India with a view to “safeguarding the fundamental human rights of Kashmiri people in Occupied Kashmir.

As per the communiqué, the meeting asked the OIC Secretary General to highlight the worsening situation in occupied Kashmir at various international fora including the United Nations and called for immediate steps for amelioration of the humanitarian situation and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

The meeting asked India to stop indiscriminate use of force, including the use of pellet guns, lift the unabated military siege and inhuman lockdown, repeal its draconian emergency laws, allow exercise of fundamental freedoms, and release illegal detainees.