OIC Secretary General Condemns the Killing of Civilians in Kashmir


Jeddah, 08 Syawal 1437/14 July 2016, SPA — The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned, in the strongest terms, the killing of at least 30 civilians and injuring hundreds of others at the peaceful demonstrations being held to protest the killing on 8th July 2016 of Kashmiri leader, Burhan Wani by the Indian security forces.

The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, who expressed his sorrow over the incident, deplored the use of force by the Indian security forces on the peaceful protesters.

He called for a thorough and expedient investigation into the incident, SPA reported.

The Secretary General noted with regret the Indian attempt to malign the legitimate Kashmiri freedom struggle by denigrating it as terrorism. Meanwhile, he appreciated that the Kashmiris condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

The Secretary General expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the wounded fast recovery from their injuries.

More than 70,000 Kashmiris have been killed so far in the violence, most of them by Indian forces.

India maintains over half a million soldiers in Indian-held Kashmir. A part of Kashmir is also held by China.  (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islami News Agency (MINA)