A 12-point OIC adopted declaration by the OIC Foreign Ministers Kashmir Contact Group stresses the imperative of resolving Kashmir dispute and asked India to enter into a constructive, sustained and result-oriented dialogue with Pakistan to resolve all outstanding issues including the core dispute over Jammu and Kashmir. It urges international community to exert itself and initiate urgent steps for safeguarding the human rights of Kashmiris including their right to self-determination.
The meeting was chaired by Secretary General OIC Dr Emelledding Ihsanoglu and addressed by Foreign Ministers/R epresentatives of Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Niger besides AJK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan and Dr G. N. Fai Director Washington DC-based Kashmir Center as true representatives of Kashmir. India had denied travel documents to occupied Kashmir leaders ioncluding APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq despite standing OIC invitations. Sardar Attique Khan condemned non-issuance of travel documents to the Mirwaiz.
The declaration condemns the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and youth killings by Indian forces, abuse of human rights, arrests, detentions and asked India to release all political prisoners making it clear that so-called elections in occupied Kashmir cannot be substitute for UN promised plebiscite.