OIC welcomes OHCHR report on Jammu and Kashmir

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report, entitled Update of the Situation of Human Rights in Indian-Administered Kashmir and Pakistan-Administered Kashmir from May 2018 to April 2019.

The OIC General Secretariat also welcomed the recommendations contained in the OHCHR report for the establishment of a commission of inquiry to address allegations of human rights violations in Indian-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The report documents the excessive use of force by the Indian security forces in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, its continued brutal crackdown and use of pellet guns, thereby causing a large number of civilian deaths and injuries as well as many other serious human rights violations.

The pan-Islamic body called on India to allow the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) and UN Fact-Finding Mission to visit the Indian-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Organization also called on Delhi to allow the OIC Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir and the OIC Fact-Finding Mission to visit Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir for a neutral and impartial judgment of human rights situation there.

The OIC further called upon the international community to play its rightful role in ensuring the implementation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir and fulfill the promises made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite, to be conducted under the UN auspices.

Source: International Islamic News Agency