OIC reaffirms unwavering support to Kashmiris

Srinagar, March 03 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the Indian government has declared a full-fledged war on the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that New Delhi was targeting Muslim majority population in Kashmir the way Israel was doing in Palestine. He stressed the need for unity to thwart India’s brutal designs. He also called for a collective narrative against the ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami of the territory by the Indian government.

The Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement said that the crackdown on Jamaat-e-Islami had affected thousands of students studying at Jamaat-run schools across the Kashmir Valley. He termed the clampdown on Jamaat workers as undemocratic, anti-Kashmir and anti-Muslim acts.

Meanwhile, three prominent leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami were arrested and nearly a dozen assets sealed during raids across six districts of Jammu, today. The day-long raids on the houses and office of Jamaat leaders and activists were conducted in Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban, Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu districts.

Complete shutdown was observed in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, today, against the arrest of two prominent clerics by Indian police during nocturnal raids. Maulana Noor Ahmad Trali and Ghulam Nabi Molvi were arrested by the police from their residences in Tral, last night.

Three Kashmiri youth were martyred and five Indian troops were killed during a 56-hour long cordon and search operation at Babagund in Handwara area of Kupwara district, today. The cordon was started on Friday.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Council of Foreign Ministers reaffirmed its unwavering support to the Kashmiri people’s just cause and condemned in the strongest terms the recent wave of Indian terrorism in occupied Kashmir. The OIC in a resolution adopted in the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of its states reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir remained the core dispute between Pakistan and India and its resolution was indispensable for peace in South Asia. The OIC resolution reminded the international community of its obligation to ensure implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

A conference in Geneva called for a panel discussion in the United Nations Human Rights Councill on the UN Report on human rights in occupied Kashmir. The event was organised by International Human Rights Association of American Minorities with the support of International Muslim Women’s Union, International Commission for Human Rights and South Asia Centre for Peace and Human Rights. The Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari participated in the function as the guest of honor.

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