OIC denounces India’s ‘wicked terrorist act’ in occupied Kashmir

OIC urges international community to play its part

News Desk December 17, 2018
Indian occupying forces chase Kashmiri protesters. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Muslim world has strongly condemned the ongoing killing of unarmed innocent civilians by occupation forces in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) as a “wicked terrorist act”.

The condemnation from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the collective voice of the Muslim world, came on Monday – two days after Indian forces massacred eight civilians and injured dozens of others following a gunfight with freedom fighters in Pulwama district of the occupied valley.

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Appalled by the mindless killing spree of Indian forces, Kashmiri politicians sent out an “SOS to humanity”, triggering a call from Pakistan to the international community to play its role in putting an end to Indian barbarianism.

OIC’s General Secretariat “expressed strong condemnation of the killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK) where direct shooting at demonstrators in Pulwama region claimed the lives of a number of innocent citizens and injured others”.

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In a statement posted on its website, the OIC General Secretariat “called upon the international community to play its role in order to reach a just and lasting solution to the conflict in Kashmir, in accordance with the relevant international resolutions adopted by the OIC and the UN Security Council, and fulfill the aspirations of the Kashmiri people”.

“The General Secretariat expressed condolences to the families of the innocent victims who lost their lives as a result of this wicked terrorist act and wished the wounded prompt recovery,” it added in the statement.

Earlier, in another statement, Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat said that Kashmiri stone-pelters are "ground workers of terrorists" and they should be dealt with sternly.

He later also said that Pakistan will have to become a secular state to coexist peacefully with India.

The remarks were made only two days after Pakistan extended an olive branch to the neighbouring country by doing groundbreaking of Kartarpur border corridor in a bid to ease Indian pilgrims’ visit to the shrine of Guru Nanak Devji, the founder of the Sikh faith.





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