OIC to take up ‘illegal developments’ regarding occupied Kashmir in Jeddah meeting today

On Tuesday, a meeting of the Islamic Cooperation Organization (ICO) will be held in Jeddah to discuss the events related to the Kashmir occupied by the Indians, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

On Monday, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in India stripped cashmere of their own autonomy for seven decades through a hasty presidential order.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will represent Pakistan in a meeting today, Foreign Ministry spokesman Dr. Mohammad Faisal said in a press release.

“The ICO Contact Group meeting on Jammu and Kashmir will be held today in Jeddah on the illegal developments that can be recently condemned in relation to IoK,” said Dr. Faisal.

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (ICO) expressed “deep concern” on Sunday about the deterioration of the situation in Kashmir controlled by India, including reports of additional paramilitary forces there.

On Monday, the State Department strongly condemned the measure and rejected the Indian government’s measure, stating that occupied Kashmir was internationally recognized as a disputed area.

“There is not a single step by the Indian government that can change this disputed situation as stipulated in the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” the statement said. “The decision will never be acceptable to the people of IoK and Pakistan.”

“As part of this international conflict, Pakistan will exercise all possible options to deal with illegal steps,” the statement said, reaffirming Pakistan’s commitment to Kashmir.

The leadership of several religious and political organizations in Pakistan called on the Organization of the Islamic Conference to deal with the problem of occupied Kashmir and said that India plays the role of chaos with world peace. He said that more than 1.5 billion people in South Asia face a particularly alarming situation due to Indian aggression in the region.

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