OIC Contact Group calls upon int’l community to hold India accountable for its heinous crimes in IIOJ&K

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the OIC Contact Group have called upon the international community to hold India accountable for the heinous crimes being committed by the Indian occupation forces in the IIOJK.

In their joint communique after the meeting on the side-lines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday, they reaffirmed their support for the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiri people for realization of their inalienable right to self-determination.

They declared that the final settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and a UN supervised plebiscite is indispensable for durable peace and stability in South Asia.

They demanded India to reverse all illegal and unilateral measures taken on or after 5 August 2019, stop the gross, systematic and widespread human rights abuses in the IIOJK.

They also demanded India to halt and reverse the illegal demographic changes in the occupied territory, allow unrestricted access to UN Special procedures, international media and independent observers to visit IIOJK, and take concrete and meaningful steps for the full implementation of UNSC resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.

They directed their respective Permanent Representatives in New York and Geneva to regularly brief the UN Secretary General, Presidents of the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council, President of the Human Rights Council and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the evolving developments in IIOJK.