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OIC concerned over adoption of ‘Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020’

Islamabad, 05 April 2020 – Talha Aktar:

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed its deep concern over the adoption of the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020’.

The General Secretariat of the Organization in a statement said the order may change the demographic structure of Jammu & Kashmir, a disputed territory as recognized by the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

It said introduction of this new law governing domiciles further compounds the already dire situation at the disputed territory since the unilateral removal on 5 August 2019 of the special status accorded to it under the Constitution.

The OIC General Secretariat rejects any attempt towards illegally changing the demography of Jammu and Kashmir territory.

Recalling the OIC Summit decisions and Council of Foreign Ministers resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, the General Secretariat reaffirms its solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and reiterates its call on the international community to accelerate its efforts to resolve the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.