ISTANBUL: More than 200 representatives of 40 countries through a resolution, unanimously passed at an international conference in Istanbul, expressed concern over the “ongoing state terrorism” in Kashmir.
According to a local news agency, the resolution was moved by Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Legislative Assembly member, Abdul Rashid Turabi in the conference, which was organised by the Economic and Social Research Centre, ESAM. It demanded an “immediate end to the human rights violations by the Indian forces in the territory”.
The resolution described the unresolved Kashmir dispute as the “utter failure of the United Nations and international community”. Representatives of various governments, parliamentarians, leaders of Islamic movements, religious scholars and media persons from Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States participated in the event.
The participants urged the United Nations and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play their role in granting the people of Jammu and Kashmir their “inalienable right to self-determination”. Palestine and other issues being faced by the Muslim world were also made part of the resolution.