AJK President seeks OIC’s role to resolve Kashmir dispute

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry, has appealed to the OIC Secretary General, Hussain Ibrahim Taha, to use his good office to implement Kashmir action plan, which was agreed upon during the OIC’s foreign ministers’ conference and Kashmir Contact Group meeting in Islamabad last month.

The AJK President during his visit to the OIC headquarters in Jeddah held a detailed meeting with the OIC Secretary General. He sought the Muslim body’s proactive role to resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute in line with the universally accepted principle of right to self-determination.

Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry said that the massive troop concentration in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) has led to widespread violence and human rights violations in the occupied territory. He said in presence of 900,000 Indian troops, the BJP government was advancing its Hindutva ideology in IIOJK.

About India’s settler colonialism policies, the AJK President said, India was hell bent on changing the demographics of Kashmir the way Israel has been doing in Palestine by settling non-Palestinians. He said India has issued fake domiciles to 4.2 million persons including tens of thousands of them Indian Hindus with a malafide intention to change the proportion of population in the region.

Barrister Sultan said under the given circumstances, there is dire need that the OIC must intensify its efforts to resolve the Kashmir dispute that has been the main cause of tension in the region.