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OIC slams illegal changes to Kashmir demography

By News Desk
April 06, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has rejected any attempt made by the Indian government towards illegally changing the demography of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K) territory.

In a press release issued on Sunday, the secretariat expressed its deep concern over the adoption of the “Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020” by the Indian government.

Recalling the OIC Summit decisions and Council of Foreign Ministers resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, the secretariat reaffirmed its solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

It also called upon the international community to accelerate its efforts to resolve the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

It further maintained that the IoJ&K has been a disputed territory as recognised by the relevant resolutions of the UNSC. “The introduction of this new law governing domiciles further compounds the already dire situation at the disputed territory since the unilateral removal on 5 August 2019 of the special status accorded to it under the Constitution,” it added.