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India should stop using force against Kashmiri people: OIC Secretary General says at Kashmir photo exhibition in Jeddah

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Srinagar: A Seminar-photo exhibition on Kashmir was held at Organisation of Islamic Countries Secretariat in Jeddah, and was organised by Pakistan Consulate in collaboration with the OIC, Saudi Gazette reported.

OIC Secretary General,Dr. Yousaf Bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, said that they fully support people of Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for the fundamental right to self-determination. He called on the Indian government to stop using force against the Kashmiri people,” the report said.
The SG report said that it was second consecutive year that the secretary general of OIC has presided over the seminar.
He said that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir has been one of the most important preoccupations of OIC over three decades and condemned the human rights violations of the Kashmiri people “perpetrated by India”.

“Kashmir Black Day event was organized to mark the illegal entry of Indian force into Jammu and Kashmir in 1947,” Consul General Shehryar Akbar Khan said.

The SG report said that the photo exhibition and seminar on Kashmir at the OIC Secretariat has become an annual feature for the past five years.

The event was well attended by high level OIC officials including Ambassador Abdullah Al-Alim, OIC’s Secretary General’s Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir, Saudi officials, members of Diplomatic Corps, local dignitaries and representatives of Pakistan community.


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