ISLAMABAD, March 23 (AsiaFreePress): The OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir convened on the sideline of the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
Addressing the meeting, the Secretary General, Mr Hissein Brahim Taha, affirmed that the conflict of Jammu and Kashmir continues without any signs of solution, noting that the OIC has constantly reiterated, in its resolutions, its strong and firm support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He further said that the support of the Organization is an expression of the full solidarity of the Muslim world with the people of Kashmir in its struggle for self-determination.
The Secretary General added, “The situation in Jammu and Kashmir continues to be tense and raises a myriad of serious concerns.
He said that, in his capacity as Secretary General, he wishes to build on the previous sincere efforts on this important matter, emphasizing that the General Secretariat will spare no effort in raising and voicing its solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir, while stressing the importance of dialogue to achieve a peaceful solution to the long-standing conflict.
He further gave credit to the painstaking work carried out by its Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) through it continuous monitoring of the violations of human rights in the occupied Kashmir and presenting reports to international human rights institutions.
He also renewed the call of the OIC for the international community to continue its endeavors to assist the people of Jammu and Kashmir.