OIC/Kashmir: OIC To Appoint Special Advisor on Kashmir
SRINAGAR, 6 Jumada Al-Awwal/28 March (IINA)-The Independent Human Rights Commission of the 57 nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will soon publish a detailed report on the human rights and political scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Muslim body is also going to appoint a special advisor to highlight the political importance of Kashmir issue and for better coordination with the Kashmiri leadership, OIC’s special representative on Kashmir, Abdul Aleem, told Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq during a meeting at OIC headquarters in Jeddah.
“The special representative reiterated OIC’s support to the Kashmir cause and said it would soon devise a comprehensive strategy to highlight the genuine demands of Kashmiris on international level,” according to a statement issued here.
Mirwaiz, who led a delegation comprising of Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo and Prof Nazir Shawl, had a detailed discussion with the special representative regarding the prevailing situation in Kashmir.
“The Mirwaiz welcomed the OIC’s continuous support to right to self determination of Kashmiris and expressed hope that OIC will continue to raise its voice in favour of Kashmiris at international forums including European Union, Organization of African Unity besides UN Human Rights Council.
The Hurriyat Chairman elucidated that for perpetual regional peace, OIC has to give priority to Kashmir issue,” the statement said.
He also appealed OIC’s special representative to personally visit Kashmir in order to take stock of the situation there.
He said that OIC should enhance coordination with Hurriyat Conference and include Kashmiri experts in contact group so that Kashmir’s reality is understood properly.
Terming the appointment of independent commission with regard to Kashmir’s Human Rights as very important step, Mirwaiz advocated for releasing the first report by the commission.
The delegation in detail apprised him about the hurdles created due to Indian forces concentration on political activities of Kashmiri leadership.