Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said heavy weaponry was being used by the Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC) and continuing ceasefire violations by them could pave way for a major war between the two neighboring countries.
(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Secretariat has condemned indiscriminate use of force by the Indian occupation forces killing at least twenty innocent Kashmiris in different incidents in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) on 1st April 2018.
A curfew has been imposed in parts of the occupied Himalayan valley.
Officials in Indian-administered Kashmir say this is the restive region’s worst loss of life during a single day in recent years.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict in Kashmir, which India and Pakistan claim in full.
“Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan”~ Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
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The Secretary General Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen on Monday called upon the world community to play its rightful role in promoting a just and lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute in accordance with relevant OIC and UN Security Council resolutions and responding to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, the OIC website report said.
The Secretary General reiterated his call on India to allow access to the fact-finding mission of his Special Representative for Jammu and Kashmir and the OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) to Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Secretary General Othaimeen conveyed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wished for speedy recovery of the injured.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, he said government would utilize all diplomatic resources to resolve the Kashmir issue peacefully. However, the Pakistani military is fully capable of dealing with any situation if a war is imposed, Express News quoted him as saying.
Expressing deep sorrow over loss of at least 20 innocent lives at the hands of occupying forces in held Kashmir over the weekend, the federal minister said the violence in the last 24 hours was unprecedented. Over 520 Kashmiri people have been martyred while at least 9,000 injured in the past two years, he added.
Asif said the government is raising the issue at all international fora including the United Nations, adding that the secretary general of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has also been contacted in this regard.
“Not only in Kashmir, but the Muslim blood is being shed in Myanmar and Palestine as well…we hope the Islamic countries are with us on the issue,” he said.