ISLAMABAD: Secretary General Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani
Saturday voiced serious concern over the ongoing gross human rights violations and unabated
carnage in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and renewed pledge to resolve the issue through peaceful means.
Addressing a joint press stake-out along with Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs
Sartaj Aziz, he also said the OIC would continue exposing the grave human rights violations in the
occupied valley till resolution of the issue in accordance with the United Nations Resolutions
and wishes of the Kashmiri people.
The OIC general secretary also renewed support to the right of self-determination for Kashmiri
people and said that it was an international and legitimate issue.
He admitted that mere issuing statements over the very serious situation in IOK was not sufficient
by the world bodies and reiterated a political situation to the worsening issue.
“The international community has the role to play in this regard,” he said, adding the world must
realize that human rights violations should be addressed promptly.
The OIC general secretary has been on an official visit to Pakistan.
Narrating the ordeals of the Kashmiri people in the IOK, he said violence and aggression
continued besides, there was a complete media black-out.
He expressed the hope that a comprehensive dialogue between India and Pakistan would
take place to address the core issues.