OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir hold emergency meeting in Jeddah

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir held an emergency meeting in Jeddah on April 30 in the context of recent killings of 20 innocent Kashmiri civilians at the hands of Indian occupation forces.


The Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua led Pakistan’s delegation to the meeting which was chaired by the OIC Special Envoy on Jammu & Kashmir Ambassador Abdullah Al Alim.

The delegations from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Niger also participated in the meeting, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office in Islamabad.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Abdullah Al Alim on behalf of the OIC Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen condemned the recent killing of innocent Kashmiri civilians by the Indian occupation forces and reiterated OIC’s principled position on supporting the people of Jammu and Kashmir in achieving their legitimate rights including the right of self-determination. He emphasized that the conflict should be resolved in accordance with the aspiration of the Kashmiri people and the United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions.

Tehmina Janjua briefed the participants on Indian aggression and recent escalation in atrocities against the innocent Kashmiri civilians, gruesome incident of rape and murder of the eight-year-old young girl, Asifa Bano, and gross violations of human rights in the valley.

The foreign secretary rejected such policies of occupation and oppression. She also reaffirmed Pakistan’s diplomatic, moral and political support to the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Tehmina Janjua thanked the OIC for its continued support on the Kashmir dispute. She said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute is threatening peace and stability in South Asia. She asserted that Pakistan is determined to resolve seventy years old dispute through dialogue.

The True Representative of Kashmiri People Ghulam Muhammad Safi briefed the Contact Group on the Indian policy of rape, loot, torture and kill at will, in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

Ghulam Muhammad Safi submitted a memorandum on the human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir to the Contact Group for onward transmission to the CFM.

The Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir was formed in 1994 to coordinate policy of OIC on Jammu and Kashmir dispute. The deliberations of the Contact Group reflect the solidarity of the OIC and the Islamic Ummah with the people of Jammu & Kashmir.

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