OIC expresses ‘deep concern’ over India’s delimitation exercise in occupied Kashmir

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The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Monday expressed” deep concern”over India’s attempts to redraw the electoral boundaries of Indian Enthralled Kashmir (IOK), altering the demographic structure of the home and violating the rights of the Kashmiri people.

In a statement participated on Twitter, the OIC said the delimitation exercises were in direct violation of the applicable UN Security Council (UNSC) judgments and transnational law, including the 4th Geneva Convention.

” Pertaining to the long- standing and principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir disagreement and applicable opinions of the Islamic Summit and OIC Council of Foreign Ministers, the General Secretariat reiterates its solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their just hunt for the right of tone- determination, in agreement with applicable UNSC judgments,”the statement said.

The OIC also called on the transnational community, particularly the UNSC, to take immediate cognizance of the” grave counteraccusations of similar’delimitation’ exercises”.

Before this month, New Delhi issued a new list of redrawn political constituencies for IOK, giving lesser representation to the Muslim- maturity region’s Hindu areas and paving the way for fresh choices.

In 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government broke up the enthralled home into two civil homes as part of a move to strain its grip over the region. The engaged region firstly comprised the substantially Muslim Kashmir Valley, the Hindu- dominated Jammu region, and the remote Buddhist enclave of Ladakh.

Still, before this month, the Indian government said a delimitation commission had finalised 90 assembly constituencies for the IOK, banning Ladakh, with 43 seats for Jammu and 47 for Kashmir. Before, Jammu had 37 seats and the Kashmir vale had 46.

The delimitation commission claimed it had been delicate to accommodate contending claims from colorful sides, citing in a statement the region’s” peculiar geo-artistic geography”.

The statement from the OIC also comes days after the organisation’s Independent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) issued a strong commination against the delimitation exercise. The OIC’s mortal rights body nominated India’s move a violation of transnational mortal rights and philanthropic laws.

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