The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday raised the issue of “alarming use of violence” in Kashmir against the civilians.

In a statement issued here by the foreign ministry, the OIC condemned the continued and alarming use of violence by the Indian security forces in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) against the innocent civilians.

OIC Secretary-General Dr Yousef A al-Othaimeen “expressed his sorrow over the recent incidents resulting in the death and injury to several Kashmiris.”

He condemned the continued use of force by the Indian security forces and called upon India to immediately stop these excessive acts of systematic human rights violations of the Kashmiri people.

The secretary general noted that the Kashmiris remain victims of the denial of their inalienable right to self-determination and have been suffering from non-implementation of the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Othaimeen reiterated the OIC’s principled position in support of the Kashmiris for their just struggle for the right of self-determination.