In a virtual meeting held on June 22, 2020, the organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC) passed a resolution calling on the United Nations secretary general to use his good offices to make India abide by the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) Resolutions and engage in dialogue to calm the situation in the region.
In a post uploaded on their official website, they have called on India to halt security operations against the people of Jammu and Kashmir immediately, respect basic human rights, refrain from changing the demographic structure of the disputed territory, and settle the conflict under the relevant UNSC’s resolutions.
This isn’t the first time that the OIC has spoken out regarding issue of Jammu and Kashmir. On May 20, 2020, they had released a statement, “The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been following with deep concern the unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 and subsequent measures to alter the demographics of and undermine the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, a disputed territory as recognized by the relevant UN Security Council resolutions”.
During yesterday’s meeting, OIC secretary general Dr Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen said, “At the same time, I call on the international community to strengthen its efforts to assist the people of Kashmir to decisively practice their legitimate rights denied for decades”.
In a statement released by the OIC contact group after the meeting, they mentioned the recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir, in which they welcomed the efforts made by some member states to calm the situation between India and Pakistan.