Kashmir not internal problem of India: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

OIC reiterates support for Kashmiris' right to self-determination

News Desk August 20, 2016
Secretary Gen OIC Madani reaffirms support towards Kashmiris in securing their right to self determination. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Iyad bin Amin Madani said on Saturday that Kashmir was not India's internal problem but an international issue replete with grave human rights violations.

Madani along with Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz attended delegation level talks today, during which he reaffirmed strong support for the people of Kashmir on their right to self- determination, spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Nafees Zakaria tweeted.

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"In our meeting today, we exchanged views on further enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and OIC on matters of interest to the Muslim Ummah," Aziz said.

Both sides stressed the need to intensify cooperation among OIC countries and constructive exchange of ideas to address increasing Islamophobia and defamation of religions.

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The OIC Contact Group on Kashmir is scheduled to meet again in September 2016, during the General Assembly Session in New York in light of rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir.


IndianDude | 5 years ago | Reply @Pashtun ..Being a pashtun I don’t need sympathy from a Hindu….. Your statement shows that you are no Pashtun, at least, not the Khudai Khidmatgar/ Bacha Khan Pashtun. You are most likely a pakistani punjabi. BTW. A true Pashtun can be Muslim and/or Afghan but never a Pakistani. Pakistan was created 70 years ago, whereas Pashtuns and Afghanistan go back centuries.
Tony Singh | 5 years ago | Reply Checked on credentials of Mr. Madani. A Saudi. Now that is hypocrisy personified. He should look at his own country first. From Yemen to Bahrain and from Libya to Syria to Iraq and Iran, his country has been responsible for thousands of muslim death in last couple of years. The very reason middle east is in turmoil is because of his country, Saudi Arabia, the most oppressive regime in the world and the fountain head of terrorism as we know today. .And he talks of human rights!! No wonder world just does not take OIC seriously.
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