August 5, 2022, marks the third year of the ‘illegal and unilateral’ actions taken in Jammu and Kashmir by the Government of India, which were followed by additional ‘unlawful measures including illegal demographic’ changes, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said.
“Such illegal actions can neither alter the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir nor prejudice the legitimate right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people,” OIC said in a statement as this August 5, 2022, marks the third year of abrogation of Article 370 of Indian constitution when the erstwhile state was divided into two union territories- JK and Ladakh.
“Recalling the resolutions of the Islamic Summit and Council of Foreign Ministers on Jammu and Kashmir, the General Secretariat reaffirms the OIC’s solidarity with the Kashmiri people in the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination. It calls for the respect of their fundamental freedoms and basic human rights and for the reversal of all illegal and unilateral measures taken on or after 5 August 2019,” the OIC said.
The General Secretariat reiterates its call on the international community to take concrete steps for the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, the statement concludes.