Istanbul: The 28th conference of Muslim world strongly condemned the ongoing heinous human rights violations perpetuated by 0.9 million Indian armed forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
The conference was organized under the aegis of Economic and Social Researches Center Turkey from 14 to 15th December 2019 in which representatives of all Muslims countries were present.
The conference demanded the immediate release of all political prisoners in IOK besides uplifting ban on internet, social media and freedom of expression.
The conference urged the United Nations to persuade India and Pakistan to create a condition to enable people of Jammu and Kashmir to exercise their right to self- determination as guaranteed under the United Nations Security Council.
Director Institute of Dialogue Development and Diplomatic Studies (IDDDS) Dr. Waleed Rasool represented Pakistan in the conference, where Indian Muslim delegates were also present.
While addressing the conference he said, “Kashmir is human rights issue and sane community shall gear the support of states at UNHRC and UNGC.”
He reiterated that Kashmir is neither territorial, secessionist nor separatist movement but of right of self-determination with UN legitimacy. “Therefore, if any state helps Kashmir cause, she has legal justification and only obligation being signatory of the UN charter” Dr. Waleed added.
Speakers of Muslim world NGOs also addressed on the occasion. World think tanks and leadership summarized all deliberations with 62 countries delegation and give the scientific analysis for peace in South Asia.
Representatives of IDDDS also met the President of Sadaat Party and apprised about the plight in IOK after continuous curfew since 5th August 2019.
President Sadat Party assured the IDDDS representatives to raise Kashmir issue in Turkish parliament and endeavor to urge the incumbent government to send observers in IOK.
Representatives of 62 countries including UK, USA, SA, India and China were present on the occasion. Moreover, representatives of Organization of Islamic Co-operation, D8 and NATO were also present in the conference.
During the conference, a pictorial exhibition highlighted the deteriorating situation in IOK and apprised the participants about the human rights violations in IOK.