Jeddah, Nov 06: The Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsan Oglu has reaffirmed the organization’s full support and solidarity to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking after inaugurating a photo exhibition aimed at highlighting the political and human rights situation in occupied Kashmir at the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, Ihsanoglu called on India to end its human rights violations in the territory.
According to KMS, the exhibition was a joint initiative of the OIC, Pakistan Consulate and Kashmir Committee in Jeddah to commemorate the November 6 as “Black Day” in Kashmir.
“A delegation from the OIC will soon be visiting Pakistan and Azad Kashmir to assess the current situation and I hope that the Indian government will also allow an OIC fact-finding mission to visit Indian Kashmir,” he said, adding that the OIC will play its role as much as it can to solve the issue.
“These pictures of violence and human rights violations in Kashmir are living proof of the atrocities committed by Indian armed forces on innocent Kashmiri people, which is deeply regrettable.” These exhibitions will help the world know about the misery and torture of Kashmiri people, he added.
He congratulated the Consulate General of Pakistan for arranging the photo exhibition highlighting the continuously deteriorating political and human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Naeem Khan said Islamabad would continue to extend political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren.
“This gathering here is a manifestation of commitment and solidarity with our Kashmiri brethren. Kashmir issue has been on the OIC’s agenda since the founding of the OIC and the torture, atrocities and forced occupation of Kashmir by Indian troops have not succeeded in making people give up their demands,” he added.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Saudi leadership for their continued support to Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute.
“Pakistan will continue with its peaceful efforts to gain their right to self-determination as guaranteed by the UN Resolution for Kashmiri people. Kashmir is the oldest issue on the UN agenda,” he said.
Consul General Aftab Ahamad Khokher briefly shared the history of Kashmir Black Day and said the key objective of Tuesday’s event was to highlight the human rights violations in Indian Kashmir.
“The exhibition is a call on the international community to play its role to end the violations and also to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people,” he said.