OIC group to hold talks on Kashmir, invites Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been formally invited by the Director General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad bin Amin Madani to attend the OIC’s foreign ministers’ meeting and the meeting of the Kashmir Contact Group.

The meeting which would be held from September 19 to 22 the during the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

In a statement, Hurriyat spokesman said during the meeting discussions would be held on the “ongoing bloodshed in Kashmir, gross human rights violations carried by Indian forces in Kashmir and steps taken by the OIC to help Kashmiris get their right to self determination and to resolve Kashmir issue”.

The spokesman said the Mirwaiz continues to be under arrest while Indian government  has impounded his passport four years back as a result of which he would not be able to attend the OIC meetings.

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