India must allow fact-finding mission in Kashmir: OIC

Published: February 7, 2013
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The OIC expressed concern over recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC). PHOTO: REUTERS/ FILE

The OIC expressed concern over recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC). PHOTO: REUTERS/ FILE

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called upon India to make way for a fact-finding mission in Indian Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported.

The OIC, in a joint statement at its 12th summit in Cairo, also asked India to allow international human rights groups and humanitarian organisations to visit Jammu and Kashmir.

It also implored the Indian government to carry out its own independent investigation into the discovery of mass graves in Indian Kashmir and to hold fair trials for those responsible for the crimes.

LoC tensions

The statement further expressed concern over the recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and welcomed Pakistan’s proposal to hold an investigation through the United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar addressed the OIC summit, stressing the need for a peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute. She asserted that Pakistan remains committed to deliberations with India to resolve issues.

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  • secularsheet
    Feb 7, 2013 - 8:24PM

    who cares ? cry all OIC people :P
    ‘selective’ love for human rights is shameful :(

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  • John B
    Feb 7, 2013 - 8:40PM

    What does OIC have anything to do with India. If I remember correctly, India also sends her member to OIC.

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  • confused
    Feb 7, 2013 - 8:41PM

    Lets just assume this demand will meet the same fate as a UN Resolution (to have a referendum in J&K promised by Nehru)

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  • Arijit Sharma
    Feb 7, 2013 - 8:47PM

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Organisation) has issued a counter call to investigate Muslim on Muslim atrocities.

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Feb 7, 2013 - 8:55PM

    Oh! I see!!

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  • jagjit sidhoo.
    Feb 7, 2013 - 8:55PM

    One would have thought the OIC evenhanded if they had also asked for a inspection of the camps of Hindus evicted from the valley and of the terrorist training camps in POK . With their one sided concern they are not newsworthy and do not get reported anywhere other than the Muslim world . For the rest of the world they are only of interest when they talk about OIL .

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  • ruby
    Feb 7, 2013 - 8:59PM

    If it were not such a serious matter, what is this but a joke:

    The OIC, in a joint statement at its 12th summit in Cairo, also asked India

    to allow international human rights groups and humanitarian organisations
    to visit Jammu and Kashmir.

    India better investigate the cases on its own or else even OIC will not stop making such statements.

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  • True Indian
    Feb 7, 2013 - 9:02PM

    Oh I C……..Recommend

  • LOL
    Feb 7, 2013 - 9:13PM
  • Shouvik Mukherjee
    Feb 7, 2013 - 9:22PM

    UN fact finding mission should be sent to all OIC countries to investigate their treatment of minorities.

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  • Raj - USA
    Feb 7, 2013 - 9:28PM

    India is not a member of OIC and does not care for OIC now. They had some clout decades ago and even at that time India did not care for OIC. Today OIC is a dead organization and India has grown beyond OIC. All OIC members say one thing in OIC meeting and in private each say a totally different thing to India. This includes Pakistan also. OIC members should first look into the Shia-Sunni conflicts within their region. They should also come out with a report on how many young boys, most of them 4 – 7 years old, they have bought from Pakistan over the last so several decades to ride their camels in camel races and how many of these boys have died or have been crippled for life. Before calling on others to look into muslim vs. non-muslim conflicts/issues, every muslim country should first look into muslim vs. muslim conflicts/issues within their own country. It would really shame them. Over 10 million muslims have been killed by muslims themselves in the last 30 years and that too within their own muslim countries. To name a few, Iran/Iraq war, Pakistan/Bangladesh war, etc.

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  • Diggvijay Singh
    Feb 7, 2013 - 9:43PM

    This is intelligent diplomacy from Pakistan raising the issue of Kashmir in one of the most esteemed international fora, the OIC. Our government’s ministry of external affairs has to take a serious note and speed up the resolution process. Since India is not a member of this reputed global organization despite the 18 crore Indian Muslim citizens, Pakistan for now has a concrete advantage of voicing its one-sided views at OIC. Resolution of Kashmir will also make India eligible for OIC membership. It is necessary for member nations not to have any disputes between them.

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  • gp65.
    Feb 7, 2013 - 9:45PM

    Sure OIC. They are most welcome after they have already gone to

    Libya to find out not just what Assad is doing but also what Saudi backed rebels are doing,

    KSA to review the freedom of worship accorded to miorities and rights granted to women

    UAE to review the treatment of labourers

    Egypt to review the treatment of Copts.

    Pakistan to review how within 60 years Hindus and Sikhs were reduced from being 20% of population to less than 2%

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  • daljeet
    Feb 7, 2013 - 9:47PM

    as if india cares what OIC says!! btw isnt india a blocked state??

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  • Raj Kafir
    Feb 7, 2013 - 9:53PM

    Facts are:
    Kashmir was part of India.
    Arabs came and occupied it.
    Now India wants its Kashmir back.
    Give POK back to India and take Arabs out of POK to Pakistan.

    End of the story and let Indians and Pakistani Arabs live in eternal peace.

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  • Jat
    Feb 7, 2013 - 10:06PM

    OIC, while you are at it, do investigate the following news:

    Air Force kills own people on suspicion

    Surely the democratic; human-rights loving rulers of OIC will be worried about a country using Air Force and heavy artillery to kill its own citizens; and that too Muslims.

    Hope your report on the above news will reach the Human Rights Commission of the UN asap.

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  • Noor Nabi
    Feb 7, 2013 - 10:08PM

    OIC should also demand of Pakistan to allow a fact-finding mission to look into the shameless killings of shias and other non-sunnis in Pakistan.

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  • Enlightened
    Feb 7, 2013 - 10:12PM

    OIC meddling in Kashmir is unwarranted and India is unlikely to take any notice of the same. OIC is well advised to stay away from Kashmir dispute as they have failed to resolve or play any useful role in conflicts taking place in their own region so far.

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  • Behari Kebab
    Feb 7, 2013 - 10:21PM

    So much for Indian attempts to isolate Pakistan! Next steps: trade sanctions, oil embargo, expulsion of Indians from OIC countries. There’s a storm coming & you don’t even know it.

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  • dj
    Feb 7, 2013 - 10:21PM

    IOC who? what? how? when? ??????????

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  • Nitish
    Feb 7, 2013 - 10:28PM

    India would like to listen Israel?what Israel wanna say about that?By the way india patched up a 2000cr defence deal with Israel..to build drones.Does it sound good?

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  • Muhammed Usama Aziz
    Feb 7, 2013 - 11:17PM

    @indian trolls
    why do u skip topics that are related to india and start attacking aksiatn whenever u see a chance. It will be much nice if you see your own reality and defend yourself here first!!!

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/503373/india-concerned-over-china-running-gwadar-port/

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  • gp65.
    Feb 8, 2013 - 12:20AM

    @Behari Kebab: “Next steps: trade sanctions, oil embargo, expulsion of Indians from OIC countries. There’s a storm coming & you don’t even know it.

    Dream on buddy dream on. US is working on ensuring that all its oil comes from North America. China followed by India are going to be their biggest customers. No way they are going to alienate one of their biggest customers.

    You should know that Abu Hamza, an Indian terrorist who had been given a Pakistani passport and sent to Saudi Arabia post 26/11 was extradited to India by the Saudis despite requests from Pakistan not to do so.

    These periodic calls on Kashmir have been coming for 50 years and mean nothing. Saudis have more to worry about in their own neighbourhood.

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  • Raja
    Feb 8, 2013 - 12:25AM

    OIC chews with borrowed teeth and India is a hard nut to crack.

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  • A Chowdhury
    Feb 8, 2013 - 12:54AM

    OIC has no business in the internal affairs of India. Though I agree that the army atrocities need to be addressed and culprits to be brought to justice, but that is another discussion. OIC stay out of this, we are not an Islamic country that we have to listen to you. You better take care of your own Muslim atrocities in the Arab world.

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  • Narinder Modi
    Feb 8, 2013 - 1:04AM

    First let a fack finding and human rights group into south FATA areas and balouchistan

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  • freedom
    Feb 8, 2013 - 1:33AM

    who casres…

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  • hari
    Feb 8, 2013 - 3:09AM

    I urge Pakistan and Pakistani people that stop thinking about Kashmir. India will never give a inch of land to anyone. Pakistan is not stronger than India economically,militarily,diplomatically. wasting generations for a peace of land is not advisable. today Pakistan is facing much more problems. so please first become a stronger nation than have your say. world understands the language of strength.

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  • 1984
    Feb 8, 2013 - 3:11AM

    @Muhammed Usama Aziz:
    Poor Pakistanis cannot comprehend the fact that they’re being used as a pawn in the clash of the Asian superweights…

    While India is trying to corner China using ASEAN countries,China is doign the same by increasing their influence on Srilanka,Maldives,Pakistan,Bhutan..

    Pakistan consider China as an ally,but they consider you as a pawn…U know the sad fact is that the pawn is always expendable and it cannot turn back once it goes ahead….

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  • realist
    Feb 8, 2013 - 3:12AM

    @Muhammed Usama Aziz:
    China and India are both ancient civilizations and big developing countries. It is the most important event in the history of international relations in the 21st century for the two countries to have embarked on the road of revitalization at the same time. The world has enough space as well as the need for the common development of China and India. The two countries have shared responsibility and interests to cherish, maintain, and develop sound mutual relations. China will continue to attach importance to China-India relations and look forward to closely cooperating with the Indian side to create a better future of China-India relations.

    http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8098683.html

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  • realist
    Feb 8, 2013 - 3:12AM

    @Muhammed Usama Aziz:
    As a major regional and even world power full of sense of pride, India has an independent foreign policy. It never thinks itself the client state of other countries. Instead, it has always been proud of its independent foreign policy.

    http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8102701.html

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  • Aria
    Feb 8, 2013 - 3:44AM

    Another resolution….1st OIC has to make own house in Order then talk about others…Ooops..I forgot…What about a fact finding mission about human right abuses in Balochistan,Karachi,Peswar area and Tribal areas?? Does OIC think that they are not human than their beloved kashmiri people??…

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  • Sandip
    Feb 8, 2013 - 4:40AM

    Pls send them to Pakistan instead. They would find more facts there than in India.

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  • amit (India)
    Feb 8, 2013 - 8:42AM

    Good move by OIC and Pakistan. Both of them have enormous credibility as far as human rights and treatment of religious minorities and women is concerned. India should pay heed to these two paragons of virtue who stand for human rights and freedom everywhere!

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  • F
    Feb 8, 2013 - 9:59AM

    OIC should allow facts to surface in their societies. As an example: why are minorities, non muslims not treated as equal citizens? Why are minorities leaving Islamic countries besides being eliminated by the pious ones? Why does the OIC blame the West by day and beg by night to rescue it from the likes of Gaddafi, Saddam and Assad? Why doesn’t the OIC investigate the persecution of Shias – they are Muslims – in Pakistan? For all the bravado, why doesn’t the OIC send petro dollars for the upliftment of poor Muslims in Pakistan? Why do Pakistanis require aid from their number one enemy – USA when the OIC is so available?

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  • Prabhjyot Singh Madan
    Feb 8, 2013 - 12:48PM

    Oic is a joke. Thank you

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  • Enlightened
    Feb 8, 2013 - 1:23PM

    @realist:
    Good post. Pakistanis should read this news from China to know its perspective towards India. China is keen to maintain healthy relationship with India based on equality as it respects latter’s economic and military capabilities. China understands India’s strategic alliance with US but point out latter’s independent foreign policy for continuing friendship with it. This is a marked change of foreign policy towards India by the new leadership in China.

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  • P Oberoi
    Feb 9, 2013 - 3:28PM

    What is this OIC thing?

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  • ATULSRIVASTAVA
    Feb 9, 2013 - 3:33PM

    OIC MATTERS FOR PAKISTAN. OIC IS A NON-ENTITY AS REGARDS INDIA IS CONCERNED.
    IN FIRST PLACE THERE WILL BE NO GROUPING OF NATIONS ON THE RELIGION BASIS. AND IF SOON OIC WILL NOT BE DISMANTLED TIME IS NOT FAR OFF THAT AN ORGANISATION OF NON-ISLAMIC COUNTRIES WILL BE BORN TO COUNTER OIC. THIS WILL COMPRISE OF COUNTRIES WHERE MAJORITIES OF CHRISTIANS , HINDUS , BUDDISTS AND JEWS ARE THERE TO FORM A STRONG GROUP AND IT WILL GO AGAINST OIC.

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