OIC reiterated full support to Jammu and Kashmir people

OIC reiterated full support to Jammu and Kashmir people

ISLAMABAD (APP): Special Representative of the OIC Secretary General on Jammu and Kashmir Ambassador Abdullah Al-Alim has reiterated OIC's (Organization of Islamic Countries) full support to the people of Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for the fundamental right to self-determination.

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The OIC Special Representative stated this at a seminar and photo exhibition on Kashmir jointly organized by Pakistan Consulate Jeddah and the OIC at the OIC Secretariat in Jeddah on Monday.

Ambassador Alim said the situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir had turned critical and called upon the Indian government to stop using force against the Kashmiri people, according to a message received here from Jeddah.

Manzoor ul Haq, Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia thanked the OIC and Saudi Arabia for supporting the cause of the people of Kashmir.

He said Pakistan wants to resolve its disputes with India including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir through dialogue and in a peaceful manner.

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Consul General Shehryar Akbar Khan said the event was organized to mark the illegal entry of Indian force into occupied Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 and mentioned that after the extra- judicial killing of Burhan Wani on 8 July 2016, the situation had worsened.

More than 115 Kashmiris have lost their lives and 15,000 injured and around 850 people have sustained severe eye injuries, he added.

Ghulam Muhammad Safi, the representative of Kashmiri people informed the audience about prevailing situation and continued human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Chairman Kashmir Committee Jeddah Masood Ahmad Puri called upon the international community to break its deadly silence on the tragedy in Kashmir.

He presented a copy of resolution to Ambassador Abdullah Al- Alim, on behalf of the Kashmir Committee, Jeddah, calling the OIC to enhance its efforts to resolve the Kashmir issue.

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The photo exhibition and seminar on Indian occupied Kashmir at the OIC Secretariat has become an annual feature for the past four years.

The event was well attended by high level OIC officials, members of diplomatic corps, local dignitaries and representatives of Pakistan community.