Jammu & Kashmir

OIC raises Kashmir dispute at UNHRC session, India reacts

Armed forces personnel stationed in Maisuma area of Srinagar during restrictions. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Speaking at the High-Level Segment of the 52nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Brahim Taha spoke about the Kashmir dispute and reiterated the OIC’s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights and respect for human dignity.

He stressed that the desecration of the Holy Quran is a reprehensible act that must be condemned by all and highlighted the duty of States to fight against Islamophobia, the OIC said in a statement on March 2, 2023.

In the face of the Israeli military campaign against the Palestinian people, he called on the international community to assume its responsibilities and take all necessary measures to ensure the protection of the Palestinian people and put an end to the violations they are suffering.

The Secretary-General referred to developments in Afghanistan, the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir, the situation of the Rohingya Muslim community, and the damage to the cultural and religious heritage in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan.

Meanwhile, India’s representative Seema Pujani has condemned the OIC comments.

“As regards the OIC statement, we reject the unwarranted references to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” Pujani said in a statement on Friday.

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