OIC backs our stance on Kashmir: Pakistan

News Agencies | First published: 20 October 2016, 15:39 IST
OIC backs our stance on Kashmir: Pakistan
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Pakistan today said the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) has backed its stance over Kashmir by adopting a resolution upholding Kashmiris' right to self-determination.

OIC Foreign Ministers met in Tashkent on 18-19 October for the 43rd Session and adopted a very strong resolution on the "grave human rights situation in Kashmir", Pakistan Foreign Office said.

While upholding Kashmiris' right to self-determination in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, the grouping reaffirmed its unwavering support to the just cause of Kashmiri people, expressed deep concern and condemned in strongest possible terms the unabated killing of defenceless Kashmiris.

The grouping said that demonstrations by unarmed Kashmiris, despite curfew in the wake of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani's death is a referendum against India.

It also rejected Indian attempts to equate the indigenous freedom movement of Kashmiris in Kashmir with terrorism.

Stressing that "Jammu and Kashmir is the core dispute between Pakistan and India", the grouping said its resolution is indispensable for realisation of the dream for peace in South Asia.

Condemning in strongest possible terms the unabated killing and brutality let loose in Kashmir, the grouping expressed shock at the deadly silence from the world community.