OIC rejects notion of associating Kashmiris with terrorism

Abidjan, Ivory Coast: The Contact Group of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir has reaffirmed its unequivocal support to the people of Indian-Held Kashmir (IHK) occupied Kashmir in their just struggle for realization of their right to self-determination, as enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions. The OIC Contact Group which met on the sidelines of 44th session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) here paid rich tribute to the Kashmiris for rendering unmatched sacrifices in this historic struggle against Indian occupation. The OIC strongly condemned and deplored the continued Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and noted that the unresolved of Kashmir dispute continues to threaten the peace and security of the region. It emphasized that the dispute shall be resolved in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people and the UN Security Council resolutions. The Contact Group meeting was chaired by the OIC Secretary General, Dr Yousaf A Al-Othaimeen. The Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, led the Pakistan delegation. Ministers and senior officials of Azerbaijan, Niger, Saudi Arabia and Turkey also attended the meeting.