OIC calls on UN to urge India to halt its human rights violations in IoK

Voicing their concerns, the members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir has urged the United Nations to call on India to halt its human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).

The OIC, in its informal meeting in New York, expressed concerns at India’s continued violations in IoK, local media reported. The group urged that India should pressed to implement the UN Security Council resolutions.

The resoultions call for a poll to enable the people of occupied Kashmir to exercise their right to self-determination. In his address, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Munir Akram conveyed Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood’s message and said that the issuance of 1.6 million domicile certificates by the Narendra Modi’s government is meant to change the demography of the occupied territory from a Muslim majority into Hindu majority territory.

Akram further said that the status of Urdu is also being changed under a new legislation by India to obliterate the Muslim identity of IoK.