Organisation of Islamic Cooperation visited Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Vastavam Web: A high-level delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) today visited the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to interact with people there and gain a “better understanding” of the Kashmir issue.The delegation of the OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission, led by its chairperson Med S Kaggwa, visited the region to understand the dispute and to interact with the people there, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said.

The Foreign Office said India has so far not responded to IPHRC’s request for access to Kashmir to “assess” the rights situation there.India has said that OIC, a grouping of 57 Muslim countries, has no locus standi on the Kashmir issue.The group also interacted with the Hurriyat leadership, who briefed them about the situation in Kashmir. The IPHRC has a ‘Standing Mechanism’ to monitor rights situation in Kashmir.