Pakistan urges OIC for support on Kashmir

Jeddah, Aug 6 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday urged the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)) to "show solidarity through action" with the people of Jammu and Kashmir by denouncing India's "unilateral step" to amend its special status.

Qureshi, in a series of tweets, said he had urged the OIC to convene an emergency meeting on Kashmir.

"Today in Jeddah, I called on the OIC to convene an emergency meeting of the OIC contact group on Jammu & Kashmir, who share our grave concerns over Indian aggression in IoK.

"Pakistan asks the OIC to show solidarity through action with the people of IoK by recognizing that this unilateral step by India was against the very status of IoK as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

"OIC recognizes that this aggression puts more than 1.5 billion people of South Asia at risk. I reiterated Pakistan's stance on the peaceful resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute and that India's hostility doesn't give me much hope for a covenant for peace."

The session which was held in Jeddah included representatives from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and other member countries.

Qureshi represented Pakistan at the OIC session.

--IANS

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