LONDON: Organisation of Kashmir Coalition leaders Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl and Barrister Abdul Maeeid Tramboo have called upon the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to file a case in the International Court of Justice under genocide crime being committed by the Modi-led Indian regime in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Prof. Shawl and Barrister Tramboo in a letter to the OIC Secretary General, Hissein Ibrahim Taha, welcomed the 48th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) convened by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Islamabad, Pakistan.
According to Kashmir Media Service, recognising that OIC has always advocated voice of wisdom through Centre for Dialogue, Peace and Understanding but regrettably India, the leadership expressed, continue to formulate and execute extremist policies in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
They highlighted the atrocities being encountered by ordinary Kashmiris in their day-to-day life including lockdowns particularly from 5 August 2019 when the Indian government abrogated the Articles 35A and 370 which gave special status to Jammu & Kashmir recognising the state being disputed pursuant to the UN mandate. “The people of Jammu and Kashmir have found solace on the OIC’s principled support for the realisation of their legitimate right of self-determination, in accordance with the UN Resolutions”, the letter stated.
The OKC leadership particularly asked the Secretary General and the Conference to refer and file with the International Court of Justice, the crime of genocide in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir against all the perpetrators who have acted or act at the behest of Indian government. The OKC leaders said that the OIC has the ‘duty to prevent genocide’ and the “responsibility to protect” Kashmiris under the international law.
They also urged the OIC to commence, under its human rights mechanism, full investigation on the mass and unknown graves which are spread all over Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir. The European Parliament has passed a resolution on this issue in 2008. Both the leaders wished all the success to the conference.