“The oppressed people of India occupied Jammu and Kashmir, now quite ever, calculate the OIC and therefore the Ummah .
“The OIC must urge India to rescind its unilateral and illegal actions since August 5, 2019, implement the relevant UNSC resolutions to carry a UN-supervised plebiscite, halt its blatant human rights violations and supply unhindered access to […] human rights organisations and international media to research and report on things within the occupied territory.”
The secretary of state expressed these views while addressing a virtual meeting meeting of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir. consistent with Radio Pakistan, the meeting was held at a ministerial level to debate the worsening situation within the occupied valley.
During today’s meeting, the secretary of state also urged the group to lend support for actively raising the difficulty at international forums.
Qureshi began his speech by stating that the last time the group met was in ny on September 25, 2019.
“Since then, things has further aggravated. it’s marked by gross and systemic violations of human rights, and an escalating threat to regional peace and security.
“The current Indian leadership remains bent upon perpetuating India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. The ‘Hindutva’ agenda of the RSS-BJP combine is deliberately targeting defenceless Kashmiris with unspeakable violence to interrupt their will.”
He said that Pakistan has consistently been raising the difficulty with the OIC and therefore the international community about India’s “real intentions to vary the demographic structure [of the occupied valley] and further disempower and disenfranchise the Kashmiris”.
“It is very reprehensible that while the planet community is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, India remains busy intensifying its brutalisation of the Kashmiri people.”
He maintained that India was seeking to hide up the indigenous struggle of the Kashmiris, by calling it “terrorism” and by blaming Pakistan.
As a part of this cover , India has intensified ceasefire violations along the road of Control (LoC) and therefore the Working Boundary, he said.
“Since January 1, India has committed 1,440 ceasefire violations [and] has deliberately targeted innocent civilians on the Pakistani side of the LoC, killing 13 and injuring 104, including women and youngsters .”
He added that despite India’s “belligerent rhetoric and aggressive actions”, Pakistan had showed maximum restriant.
“Pakistan doesn’t want another conflict. However, it’s the desire and therefore the capacity to reply forcefully and effectively, and defend itself resolutely against any act of aggression.”
In a statement issued after the meeting, OIC Secretary General Dr Yousef A Al-Othaimeen stressed the group’s commitment to finding a peacefull settlement for the Kashmir issue
“At an equivalent time, I turn the international community to strengthen its efforts to help the people of Kashmir to decisively practice their legitimate rights denied for many years ,” the Secretary General said.
The group also reaffirmed the continued support for the people of occupied Kashmir and called on the United Nations Secretary General to urge India to abide by the UN Security Council’s (UNSC) resolutions and have interaction in dialogue.
The group called on India to halt security operations, respect basic human rights, refrain from changing the demographic structure of the occuiped valley, and settle the conflict under the relevant UNSC resolutions, the statement said.
After the meeting, the group issued a press release on recent developments within the region during which it welcomed the efforts made by some member states to mediate between India and Pakistan.
FM Qureshi phones Saudi counterpart
Earlier today, Qureshi phoned Saudi secretary of state Prince Faisal Al Saud and discussed matters of mutual interest, including the coronavirus pandemic, enhancing bilateral cooperation and therefore the situation in occupied Kashmir.
According to a press release from the foreign ministry, Qureshi shared “deep concern over the continuing double lockdown also because the intensification of [a] military crackdown by Indian occupation forces and attempts to vary the demographic structure of the occupied territory by introducing [a] new domicile law”.
He also lauded recent statements by the OIC and other international bodies which showed serious concern and urged urgent steps to deal with things in occupied Kashmir.
The Saudi secretary of state reaffirmed kingdom’s support for the Kashmir cause, the statement said.