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OIC panel asks India to stop repressive security operations in Kashmir

OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kahsmir met two days before its 46th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Abu Dhabi

Wednesday February 27, 2019 11:22 AM, ummid.com News Network

OIC Contact Group on Kashmir

Jeddah: The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir which met in Jeddah on Tuesday extended its support to the people of Jammu & Kashmir and called on India to immediately stop repressive security operations against the peopleof the state.

The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kahsmir met two days before its 46th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Abu Dhabi for which India has been invited as "Guest of Honour".

In a statement released after the meeting, the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kahsmir also urged India to respect the fundamental and basic human rights and address the dispute in accordance with the relevant OIC and United Nations Security Council resolutions on the subject as well as the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, the principle of self-determination and human rights.

The Contact Group also called on the OIC and the UN Secretaries General to use their good offices to put an end to the dangerous escalation by India, which threatens regional peace and security. It was underscored that priority should be given to peace and dialogue.

Earlier, in his opening address the Assistant Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the recent wave of repression, brutal killing of innocent Kashmiri civilians by the Indian occupied forces, frequent incidents of rape especially of minor girls.

He reiterated OIC’s principled position on supporting the people of Jammu and Kashmir in achieving their legitimate rights, including the right of self-determination.

He also emphasized that conflict shall be resolved in accordance with the aspiration of the Kashmiri people and the OIC and United Nations resolutions.

In a separate message posted on Twitter after IAF air strike in Balakot, the OIC asked both India and Pakistan to act responsibly and encouraged them to seek peaceful solution to current crisis without resort to use of force.

The OIC also called on them to embrace dialogue and work towards de-escalation of current situation as a matter of priority.

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