Mirwaiz Kashmir welcomes OIC decision recognising East Jerusalem as Palestine capital

Thanks OIC for standing with truth by siding with innocent Palestinians

Srinagar: Welcoming the stand taken by the Organization Of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) with regard to declaring East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, the APHC chairman and MMU patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said OIC needs all applauds for terming unilateral decision of US president Donald Trump who announced Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as partial, unjustified and unacceptable.

In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz thanked OIC for standing with the truth by siding with the innocent Palestinians and hoped that the forum will not only continue to support the people of Palestine on moral and diplomatic fronts but also take concrete steps to raise their collective for the end of Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Mirwaiz said the unjustified announcement of Trump has hurt the sentiments of every Muslim across the globe.

Mirwaiz also urged the OIC to impress upon the UN to take steps to resolve the 70 year old Kashmir dispute in line with the commitments made to people of Jammu and Kashmir by the world body.

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The extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the issue of Jerusalem kicked off in Istanbul yesterday, on Wednesday.

The summit brought together delegates from 48 countries. The presidents of Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Palestine, Ghana, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Somali, Sudan, Togo, Jordan and Yemen took part in the summit.

Delegates from Russia and China were also present at the OIC summit in the status of observers.

The summit began with a recitation of verses from Holy Quran.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the OIC and the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the “capital of Palestine”.


(With inputs from KNS)

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