Rally in Muzaffarabad to Draw OIC Attention to Indian State Terrorism in IIOJK

MUZAFFARABAD: A rally was held in Muzaffarabad today to draw the attention of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the demand by Kashmiris for the right to self-determination in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. India (IIOJK) and to condemn Indian atrocities in the Territory.

A large number of people gathered from Burhan Wani Shaheed Chowk to draw the attention of the OIC to the deteriorating situation in the IIOJK and the worst human rights violations perpetrated by Indian troops in the territory .

Participants in the rally, organized under the umbrella of Pasban-e-Hurriyat, carried banners and placards with slogans calling on OIC Member States to play a concrete role in holding a plebiscite in Jammu and -Kashmir and to increase diplomatic pressure on the Indian government to settle the Kashmir conflict.

Participants in the rally chanted slogans against India and in favor of the liberation of Kashmir from illegal Indian occupation.

Speakers on the occasion hoped that the 48th Session of OIC Foreign Ministers to be held in Islamabad would augur well for the solution of the problems facing oppressed and subjugated Muslim states and territories, including Jammu -and-Kashmir and Palestine.

Thelma J. Longworth