OIC reaffirms support to Kashmir struggle

New York, Sep 28: The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has said the OIC would spare no efforts to support the legitimate struggle of Kashmiris.
Ihsanoglu, while co-chairing the meeting of OIC Contact Group on Kashmir along with Foreign Affairs Minister of Pakistan, Hina Rabbani Khar, at the sidelines of the 67th session of United Nations General Assembly here, reaffirmed the continued support of the OIC for the people of Kashmir.
While expressing satisfaction at the efforts being made by the Government of Pakistan to achieve a just

and peaceful resolution of the long standing issue, the Secretary General urged all OIC member states to take concrete and practical measures for the just resolution of the dispute in a peaceful manner. Similar sentiments were also expressed by the other participants.
In her address to the Contact Group, Pakistan Foreign Affairs Minister said the Government of Pakistan is committed to constructively remain engaged with India for the early resolution of the Kashmir dispute. She highlighted the human rights situation in JK and called upon the Government of India to take necessary steps in accordance with international humanitarian law to ensure respect the human rights of the Kashmiri people.
The Foreign Minister also called upon the Government of India to resolve the Kashmir issue without any delay in keeping with relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council.
Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, updated the Contact Group about the latest situation in Kashmir.  He also briefed it about the recent protests and use of force on the peaceful protesters, demonstrating against the killings and high handedness of the forces and continued incarceration of political leadership. He called for regular monitoring of the human rights situation in Kashmir by the international organizations especially the OIC.
Mirwaiz also presented a Memorandum to the Secretary General containing proposals for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue.
President of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), Sardar Muhammad Yaqub, underscored the need for early realization of the inalienable right of the Kashmiri people.
Among others the meeting was attended by the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu,  Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, Dr Adil Merda, and Assistant Vice Foreign Minister of Niger.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 29 Sep 2012 00:00:00 IST

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