MAPIM and the Asean People’s Advocacy for Kashmir ( APAK ) welcome and supports the resolution by the
Joint Communique OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir who met in New York, 23 September 2021 in the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York under the Chairmanship of the Secretary General of the OIC.
The resolutions was issued in a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(Spokesperson’s Office).
Based on the report from the Secretary General of the OIC and the IPHRC, the briefing from the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, the views of the Foreign Ministers of other member states of the Contact Group and the representatives of the Kashmiri people , the committee issued a strong statement to reiterate for the world community to end the atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian occupation.
We also reaffirm our condemnation the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces in IIOJK since 1989.
It is appalling that the criminal acts of the Indian troops have been allowed to prevail with impunity.
The extra-judicial killing of more than 96,000 Kashmiris, widowing of around 23,000 women, rape of over 11250 women and girls and further deploring that around 108,000 children have been orphaned, around 110,000 structures including schools and houses have been destroyed, and more than 8652 unidentified mass graves have been discovered , are attrotious and silence and inaction from the world community is perceived as been in complicit with the crimes perpetrated.
From our stand point , the grave situation in the IIOJK has crossed the line of emergency. It is a matter of life and death.
We express our undivided support for the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiri people. Their inalienable right to self-determination and freedom from Indian occupation is a legitimate demand.
We call on the current UNGA to adopt a resolution on the need for the Jammu and Kashmir dispute be resolved in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.
We urge for a UN supervised plebiscite be conducted without delay if a durable peace and stability in South Asia are to be ascertained.
It is also an unquestionable demand that India need to reverse all illegal and unilateral measures taken on or after 5 August 2019.
The aftermath of the revocation of the Article 370 has been devastating with gross, systematic and widespread human rights abuses in the IIOJK. The ramifications are serious till today and this must be halted immediately.
We demand for a cease to the illegal demographic changes in the occupied territory. The clear intention to overturn the demographic dominance of the Muslim Kashmir populace into Hindu majority territory will create instability.
We condemn the Hindutva agenda imposed by the BJP government of India to oppress the Kashmiris which is modelling with the Zionist agenda to eliminate the Palestinians.
It is tme for the UN Special procedures, international media and independent observers to have unrestricted access to visit IIOJK.
The full implementation of UNSC resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir should be the top priority.
The well documented gross violation of human rights in IIOJK cannot be left unaccounted as those responssible for the crimes must investigated and brought to justice.
Cases of human rights violations including extra-judicial killings, sexual violence by the Indian occupation forces in the IIOJK need to be investigated and justice must be upheld for the victims.
We implore on the immediate release of detained Kashmiri political leaders and youth in arbitrary detention in jails across India.
We urge the OIC Secretary General and OIC member states to take on seriously the worsening situation in IIOJK and pressure India to halt the oppression.
There is an urgent need that all OIC member states must have a united voice on the defence of the Kashmiris to ascertain their rightfull demand for their human rights to be guaranteed.
Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid
Cordinator Asean People’s Advocacy for Kashmir.