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Saghar hails OIC’s all out support to Kashmir cause

Islamabad: Acting chairman Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has appreciated the communiqué of the OIC’s contact group on Jammu and Kashmir wherein it renewed the Muslim body’s commitment for a peaceful settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute.

Terming it as a positive development Saghar in a statement issued here on Monday said that the OIC has always played a significant role and maintained a pragmatic stance on the issue of Kashmir. He, however, maintained that Kashmiris owe a debt of gratitude to the OIC member states for their political and moral support but the fast deteriorating political and human rights situation in the occupied territory demands the OIC’s proactive role to stop continued bloodbath and systematic genocide of Kashmiris being committed by the Indian troops.

Referring to the dire rights situation in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir he said that the victimization of Kashmiri children, men and women have increased manifold especially after the 5th August 2019. He said that on one hand genocide of Kashmiri youth was going unabated while on the other Indian government was busy consolidating its occupation by erasing Kashmiris’ religious and political identity.

He said that the abrogation of articles 370 and 35A, and redefinition of domicile rules for Jammu and Kashmir were part of this grand conspiracy aimed at changing the demographic composition of the state and its disputed nature. Terming these attempts by the government of India as an existential threat to Kashmiris, Saghar said that it was high time that the world should realize the gravity of situation in the region and play its much needed role to settle this long-drawn conflict peacefully in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people.

He also thanked the government of Pakistan for galvanizing international support for addressing the Kashmir conflict that has consumed three generations of Kashmiris and still continues to threaten the existence of yet another generation.

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