OIC calls Kashmir an Internationally recognized dispute, calls to lift the curfew and to restore communication

Jeddah — Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) released a statement on Saturday that Kashmir dispute has had an internationally recognized status, and while calling for immediate lifting of the curfew and restoration of the communication in the region.

The General Secretarait of OIC Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed al-Othaimeen reiterated the OIC’s position on the Kashmir dispute and expressed full support for the Kashmiri people, Arab News reported.

He reaffirmed Kashmir’s position on a UN-supervised plebiscite in the region.

In a statement on the Kashmir dispute and he stressed the need for resumption of dialogue between nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan and India.

He said that the dialog between India and Pakistan is a prerequisite for development, peace and stability in South Asia.

“The General Secretariat reaffirms the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on the internationally recognized status of Jammu and Kashmir dispute and its final disposition through a UN-supervised plebiscite,” it said and called for the “immediate lifting of the curfew, restoration of communication and the respect for the fundamental rights of Kashmiris,” the statement read.

Modi Government in India revoked Article-370 and Article-35A in Kashmir, with an immediate curfew and complete communication blackout. The move has incurred international repurcussions.