OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir has urged India to halt its human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
According to a communique’ issued after the meeting of ministers of the Foreign Affairs of OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir on the sidelines of the 74th UN session, the ministerial meeting reaffirmed the OIC position and resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir and expressed deep concern over the worsening human rights situation in Occupied Kashmir as a result of India’s 5th August action.
The meeting affirmed that Indian actions are inconsistent with international law, applicable UN Security Council resolutions and India’s own solemn commitments to implement UNSC resolutions.
The meeting demanded India to repeal its draconian emergency laws and its heavy military presence from Kashmiri cities, towns and villages.
It expressed grave concern that India’s actions aim to change the identity and demographic composition of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir and to transform it from Muslim-majority state into Hindu-majority territory.
The meeting welcomed the two reports issued by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in June last and July this year comprehensively documenting the gross and systematic violations of human rights in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
It deplored the extended, month long, lockdown of the Kashmiri people, round-the-clock curfew and complete communications blackout in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and suppression of Kashmiris protestors who demand freedom from Indian occupation.
The OIC meeting expressed serious concerns over the arbitrary detention and arrest of thousands of Kashmiri people and their transportation to prisons and detention centers outside Jammu & Kashmir.