JEDDAH: The Contact Group of Organization of the Islamic Conference on Jammu and Kashmir has reiterated its continued support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and called on India to immediately stop repressive security operations against the Kashmiris and respect the fundamental and basic human rights.
The meeting of the Group was held at the OIC Secretariat in Jeddah today under the chairmanship of Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Hameed A. Opeloyeru.
The Group also asked India to address the dispute in accordance with the relevant OIC and United Nations Security Council resolutions.
Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Tehmina Janjua and Permanent Representatives of Azerbaijan Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Niger attended the meeting. President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Masood Khan also attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, the Assistant Secretary General expressed grave concern at the rising tension in South Asia and strongly condemned the recent wave of repression, brutal killing of innocent Kashmiri civilians by the Indian occupied forces.
Briefing the gathering about Indian threats to regional peace and security, Pakistan Foreign Secretary reaffirmed Pakistan’s political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Indian Held Kashmir in their just struggle to achieve the inalienable right to self-determination.
President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Masood Khan briefed the members on the continued oppressive policies of Indian security forces in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir that had alienated Kashmiri people.