Pakistan gives a diplomatic blow to India over Occupied Kashmir
ISLAMABAD - Organization of Islamic Cooperation Contact Group on Kashmir has unequivocally condemned Indian human rights abuses in Occupied Kashmir.
The group met with OIC Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen in the chair in Jeddah.
Those who attended the meeting included Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the Turkish Foreign Minister, the Deputy Foreign Minister Azerbaijan and senior representatives of Saudi Arabia and Niger.
Addressing the meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Jammu and Kashmir remains the oldest dispute on the UN agenda. Generations of Kashmiris have seen promises made with them repeatedly broken and their dreams shattered.
Referring to the gross Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir, he said that in the aftermath of Pulwama incident, Kashmiris have been targeted by Hindu extremists with increased frequency.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said when Kashmiri youth take to the streets, it is manifestation of their deep seated disillusionment and alienation from India.
He said we expect the OIC Contact Group to unequivocally reaffirm its abiding support for the Kashmiris and their struggle for right to self-determination.