OIC reiterates peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute

August 12, 2017 TOP STORIES 215 Views
OIC reiterates peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday reaffirmed its support to the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
The OIC’s position came in response to a recent press release issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding the resolution adopted on Jammu and Kashmir by the 44th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Minsters (CFM) held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, in July 2017.
The OIC emphasized in a press release that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the oldest unresolved international disputes pending on the agenda of the UNSC, the OIC Summit and CFM meetings.
It said it has endeavored to engage with India to help in finding a peaceful resolution of the dispute, hoping that the OIC Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir would be able to visit the Indian-controlled region for an objective and impartial judgment of the overall situation there.
It also urged the Indian Government to permit a delegation of the OIC’s Independence Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) to visit Kashmir to verify reported human rights violations there.

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