Mirwaiz welcomes Khamenei’s statement on Kashmir
Srinagar: Organisation of Islamic Coopration (OIC) General Secretary Dr Yousuf-Bin-Ahmed Al-Othaimeen has invited APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to 44th session of OIC Foreign Ministers conference at Cote-D’lvore, Abidjan, on July 10, and 11, 2017.
In a statement issued here, APHC expressed hope that the OIC will take serious note of the “unabated human rights violations” and the “killing of innocent Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces” and play a role in getting this stopped forthwith.
It said that APHC hopes OIC will lay special focus on the resolution of Kashmir dispute as well which is lingering since past several decades, and work towards its final resolution as per the wishes and aspirations of its people.
The statement added that the for the past five years, Mirwaiz has been denied travel documents thereby barring him from traveling and attending the conferences including those organised by the OIC.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar has welcomed the recent speech on Eid-ul-Fitr of the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatullah Syed Ali Khamenei and the subsequent order to Iran’s judiciary to follow and support Kashmir cause. Mirwaiz said that the statement has raised the morale of Kashmiri people and “we hope that other countries who believe in justice and fairness will follow suit and support the just struggle of the people of Jammu &Kashmir for their right to self determination.”
Thanking Ayatollah Khamenei for his “unequivocal support to the Kashmir cause” Mirwaiz said that the people of Kashmir hope that the order given to Iran’s judiciary would be reflected in the foreign policy of the Iranian government.