Masood proposes ban on non-halal products from India to OIC countries


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Azad Jammu Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has proposed imposition of an immediate ban on import of the non-Halal meat and all non-Halal products into the member nations of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). He also called on the OIC leadership to initiate a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against India and establish a Kashmir Humanitarian Fund with the help of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), AJK Presidential Secretariat told media on Tuesday.
The President made these proposals while addressing an Emergency Meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir convened at the request of Pakistan. The meeting was attended by OIC Secretary General Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Niger Ambassador Abubakar Hassan and Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to OIC Ambassador Rizwan Shiekh.
The Emergency Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, True Representative of the Kashmiri people, and Marghoob Butt, Executive Director OIC-Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) also spoke at the meeting, it said. After sharing the harrowing details of the human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK), Sardar Masood Khan urged the OIC leadership to urgently send a message to the UN Secretary General to immediately appoint a Special Envoy on Jammu and Kashmir and request the UN Security Council to hold result-oriented meetings to implement its relevant Kashmir resolutions.
The President also said it was high time the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights revived the proposal for establishing a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to investigate the gross and consistent human rights violations in IOJK. Sardar Masood said that ‘the situation is dire’ and that ‘under the cover of Covid-19, every day dozens of Kashmiris were being martyred by occupation forces in staged encounters. Floodgates for new Hindu settlers from all over India have been opened, while Kashmiris are running from pillar to post to prove that their homeland is theirs’.
Briefing OIC Foreign Ministers about the radical steps taken by Indian authorities to change the demography of the occupied territory, President Masood Khan said, ‘This is settler colonialism in full swing. The new settlers now qualify for half a million jobs that used to be reserved for Kashmiris’. He appealed to the international community and multilateral chambers to hear the screams of Kashmiris. ‘First thing first, stop the carnage and the biggest land grab in the 21st century taking place right before our eyes’, said Masood Khan.
The AJK President compared the New Domicile Rules to the Nazi and Israel practices in Germany and Palestine, respectively. ‘This is a replication of the Israeli settlements in the West Bank. This is a revival of the Nazi Party’s 1935 Nuremberg laws’, said the AJK President.