The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York and discussed the Jammu and Kashmir conflict.
Chaired by Secretary General of the OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, the meeting was attended by Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Azerbaijan. The meeting was also attended by senior representatives from Niger, Saudi Arabia and the True Representatives of Kashmiri people, including President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Masood Khan.
The OIC secretary general called for an immediate cessation of Indian oppression and atrocities and urged the government of India for a peaceful settlement of the dispute, according to the demands of Kashmiri people and the UNSC resolutions.
In his statement, Sartaj Aziz stated that the Indian brutalities in Indian Occupied Kashmir had shown its most horrendous face in the wake of the cold-blooded murder of the Kashmiri youth leader, Burhan Wani. As a result of the deliberate and inhumane use of pellet guns by Indian forces against the peaceful Kashmiri protestors, over 100 innocent civilians have lost their lives, while more than 8000 are injured. More than 150 people have become permanently blind and the eyesight of another 350 has been seriously damaged.