JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed serious concern over human rights violations in the Indian-administered Kashmir by the Indian military and para-military forces, which have resulted in the killing of more than 30 innocent Kashmiris.
The OIC’s Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission said the use of excessive force against innocent civilians, protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings, is deplorable and a blatant violation of the right to life, right to freedom of expression and opinion, right to peaceful protest and assembly and other fundamental human rights.
It said that extrajudicial killings and abrasive human rights violations should stop forthwith.
“There should not be any impunity for human rights violations. An independent, fair and transparent inquiry should be conducted against the individuals responsible for these killings and culprits must be held accountable at all levels.”