ISLAMABAD – International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Thursday referred to as upon the Group of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to ship its fact-finding mission to Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) to analyze gross human rights violations.
Addressing the assembly of OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir in Jeddah, he burdened an inquiry by OIC’s Impartial Everlasting Human Rights Fee (IPHRC) to look into steady incidents of extrajudicial killings, detentions and rape by Indian safety forces within the IoK.
Qureshi’s demand got here as he talked about an earlier report by United Nations’ Workplace of the Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) that referred to as for formation of Fee of Inquiry to objectively analyze the continued abuses within the IoK and to repair accountability.
International Minister Qureshi, who’s in Saudi Arabia to take part in OIC Council of International Ministers’ assembly, mentioned “We anticipate the OIC Contact Group to unequivocally reaffirm its abiding help for the Kashmiris and their wrestle for self-determination”.
“The folks of occupied Jammu and Kashmir proceed to look as much as the OIC and their Muslim brethren for constant help for reaching their proper of self-determination,” he added.
He thanked OIC Secretary Normal Dr Yousaf Al-Othaimeen for exhibiting solidarity with Kashmiris by convening the assembly of the Contact Group and mentioned “such help was a supply of solace and power for Kashmiris”.
He identified that February’s Pulwama incident resulted in an elevated frequency of victimisation of Kashmiris by Hindu extremists and deployment of a further battalion of Indian navy with its carte blanch – a vast discretionary energy, by way of ‘Operation All-Out.’
He mentioned IoK witnessed routine crackdowns, detentions, disappearances and killing in faux encounters, including that 12 months 2018 skilled worst spate of violence with greater than 500 harmless Kashmiris killed.
He talked about a 560-page report titled ‘Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Management in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir’ just lately launched by two IoK-based NGOs, specifically Affiliation of Dad and mom of Disappeared Individuals and the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society that chronicles how India continues to make use of torture as a tactic to silence Kashmiris.
The report illustrates how each main state establishment of India –legislature, govt, judiciary and armed forces – is complicit in crimes in opposition to humanity, he added.
Although belatedly, the overseas minister mentioned, the world had lastly began being attentive to the human rights violations in IoK and talked about the OHCHR report and the UK’s All Events Parliamentary Kashmir Group that extensively doc human rights violations.
He recalled a historic listening to by the sub-committee on Human Rights of the European Parliament, the place parliamentarians rallied behind the suggestions of the report and referred to as for decision of the dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the folks of Jammu and Kashmir.
President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Masood Khan apprised the Contact Group members of the continued oppressive insurance policies of Indian occupation forces in IoK.
He recommended the OIC help for the Kashmiri folks and for realisation of the appropriate to self-determination.
International Workplace Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal in his tweet mentioned members of the OIC Contact Group expressed their full solidarity with valiant wrestle of the Kashmiri folks and unequivocally condemned the human rights abuses.
Turkish International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed grave concern on the deteriorating scenario within the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and burdened to resolve the dispute, particularly within the wake of latest occasions.
He mentioned Jammu and Kashmir dispute was a serious impediment in India-Pakistan relations and its humanitarian side required pressing consideration of the worldwide group.
The conclusions of the assembly had been adopted and will likely be submitted for applicable motion of the Council of International Minister of the OIC.
The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, shaped in 1994 to coordinate the coverage of the OIC on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, has Azerbaijan, Niger, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey as its members.
FM DISCUSSES ISLAMOPHOBIA WITH OIC CHIEF
International Minister Qureshi met Secretary Normal of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef Al-Othaimeen in Jeddah on Thursday and mentioned rising development of hatred in the direction of Islam and Muslims in several elements of the world.
In a gathering held on sidelines of OIC Council of International Ministers assembly in Saudi Arabia’s port Metropolis, the International Minister hoped that OIC would provoke essential course of to implement Pakistan’s proposals to fight Islamophobia, as agreed through the emergency OIC assembly in Istanbul earlier this 12 months.
Qureshi apprised the Secretary Normal of the continued human rights violations of Indian safety forces in IoK and lauded OIC’s unwavering help to Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
He additionally thanked the Secretary Normal for appointing Particular Envoy for Jammu and Kashmir.
International Minister Qureshi additionally apprised the Secretary Normal of the measures being taken by Pakistan to broaden its engagement with the OIC together with the institution of the workplace of Pakistan’s Everlasting Consultant to the OIC in Jeddah.
As OIC completes 50 years of its founding in 2019, the International Minister knowledgeable the Secretary Normal that Pakistan would maintain quite a few actions to mark the organisation’s golden jubilee.