Dhaka: Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Sunday called for urgent attention of the international community and especially the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for responding to the humanitarian needs of people in Jammu and Kashmir.
She was addressing the OIC`s Special Session on the “Humanitarian Challenges of the OIC Countries Including those related to the Rohingyas” at the 45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting in Dhaka.
She condemned the “brutal killings of innocent Kashmiris” as well as use of pellet guns resulting in the complete loss of eyesight of many Kashmiris. She referred to the situation in Kashmir as dire, seeking urgent attention of the international community and especially the OIC for responding to the humanitarian needs of the Kashmiri people, Pakistan Observer reported.
She said that Pakistan deeply values the OIC’s consistent support for the realization of the inalienable right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination. The people of Jammu and Kashmir draw strength from the OIC’s consistent support for their just cause. The geopolitical changes and global realignments cannot deter the brave Kashmiri people from pursuing their legitimate rights.
The head of Pakistani delegation said that the adoption of OIC resolutions on Kashmir during this session will be another reminder of the urgency for resolution of the dispute in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people. A fair and just resolution of this internationally recognized dispute and immediate halt to the suppression of human rights of the Kashmiris is essential to fostering sustainable peace in South Asia and beyond.
Tehmina said that the tragedies of Palestine and Kashmir endure even after seventy years; the homes, cities and towns of these oppressed people remain occupied, their livelihood destroyed, their rights usurped and their dignity trampled upon. Their legitimate and just struggles continue to be expediently equated with terrorism. The state and people of Jammu and Kashmir remain under the “illegal Indian occupation”. Their fundamental rights, including their right to self-determination, continue to be denied.
“As in the case of Palestine, the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir are being ignored,” she remarked.