New Delhi: Representatives of the five member Contact Group on Kashmir of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation decried New Delhi’s ongoing crackdown on dissent in Kashmir.
The OIC contact group consists of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, Niger and Azerbaijan. The group met on the margins of the Islamic conference’s 13th summit in Turkey earlier this week.
“The contact group had been constantly conveying the OIC’s concerns to the international community regarding the flagrant human rights violations and abuse of the basic rights of the Kashmiris,” the Pakistan foreign ministry quoted secretary general of the OIC Contact Group, Abdullah Al-Alim, as saying.
“He regretted some attempts to equate the Kashmiri struggle with terrorism, and emphasised that Kashmiris were solely striving to achieve their inalienable right in accordance with relevant UN resolutions.”
Pakistan was represented by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s foreign policy adviser Sartaj Aziz.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.