Kashmir Committee delegation calls on SG OIC

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A delegation of Kashmir Committee Jeddah led by Mr. Masood Puri called on H.E. Hissein Brahim Taha, the Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation at the General Secretariat today. The delegation thanked the Secretary General for his efforts and OIC’s consistent and unequivocal support for the Kashmir cause. They also thanked Special Envoy on Jammu and Kashmir Yousaf Al Dobaye for his efforts to highlight the Kashmir dispute.

Kashmir Committee emphasized that the OIC should lead the diplomatic and legal efforts to find a lasting solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UNSC Resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people, in consonance with the magnitude of the ongoing human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) especially after 5 August 2019.

The Committee delegation pointed out that Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine were two similar disputes where occupiers were using similar strategies to oppress the people. The delegation urged that OIC should make concerted efforts for the inalienable right to self-determination of the people of both Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir. The delegation particularly drew the Secretary General’s attention to the stark similarity between the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian territories and the Indian Government’s illegal actions since August 5, 2019 geared to forcing demographic changes in the IIOJ&K.

The delegation handed over a unanimously adopted resolution to the Secretary General requesting the mandated visits of IPHRC fact finding mission and ASG Humanitarian Affairs and appoint a panel of legal experts as an advisory body as mandated by the Action Plan endorsed by the 48th session of Council of Foreign Ministers. They desired devising and implementation of a comprehensive plan to help address the humanitarian needs of the people of IIOJK and writing a letter to the President of India to allow a visit of an OIC fact finding mission to IIOJK in accordance with the relevant OIC resolutions.

Kashmir Committee Jeddah consists of prominent Kashmiri diaspora leaders residing in Makkah region. Belonging originally to Jammu and Kashmir they are true representatives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir striving for the Kashmir cause and advocating the realization of the UN promised right to self-determination sine more than thirty years in Jeddah.

OIC’s principled and unstinted support to the peaceful resolution of Jammu and Kashmir Dispute, through a free and impartial plebiscite in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions is indispensable to the Kashmir Cause.—PR