OIC Opposes Changes To Kashmir Demography

Srinagar: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday termed Kashmir as a ‘disputed territory’ and urged international community’s intervention to resolve the vexed issue in light of UN Security Council resolutions and the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued on its official website, OIC said that its General Secretariat reaffirmed the importance of complying with international law and UN Security Council resolutions, considering the recent notification of ‘Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules 2020’ as “baseless, running counter to international law and UN Security Council resolution 122”.

“The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been following with deep concern the unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 and subsequent measures to alter the demographics of and undermine the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, a disputed territory as recognized by the relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” the statement said.

The OIC reaffirmed its solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir, recalling the Islamic Summits’ and the Council of Foreign Ministers’ resolutions on J&K.

“It also calls on the international community to gear up its efforts to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people,” the OIC statement added.

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