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OIC condemns human rights violations, media blackout in IoK

Jeddah: The security blockade and communication blackout in the Indian administered Kashmir was condemned by the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Tuesday.

As per the press statement shared by the OIC Jeddah Office, The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission asked India to immediately remove the blockades, lift the curfew, and stressed upon restoring the fundamental freedoms and human liberties in the Occupied Kashmir.

“In spite of information blockade and lock down in the valley, there are reports confirming more than 5000 young Kashmiris are being illegally detained by the security forces. The entire political leadership is imprisoned, without any legal proceedings or charges . People are being  deprived of their basic human and civil rights, the journalists and activists are being detained on false charges.” The OIC human rights commission said in the statement while condemning India’s actions in Kashmir.

The OIC human rights commission also urged that UN and OIC fact finding missions should be granted access to the valley, therefore independently evaluating the human rights situation in Kashmir Valley. Therefore, it called an immediate resolution to the woes of Kashmiris. Thus demanding the Indian government to immediately restore all the civil liberties.

Kashmir remains besieged as the curfew enter hit its 30 consecutive day. The Valley is under a complete clampdown. Thus, life in the remains paralyzed. The people of Occupied Kashmir do not have access to food or medicine.

Dr. Aijaz, the psychologist in Kashmir Valley has stated that hundreds of patients do not have access to the hospitals or the emergency care centers in the Valley. The medicines or health equipment cannot reach the hospitals due to the lock down. 

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