OIC Commission Condemns New Indian Law in Occupied Kashmir

OIC Commission Condemns New Indian Law in Occupied Kashmir

The Permanent Commission on Human Rights (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the Indian government's recently introduced 'Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules 2020'. ۔

He said earlier concerns raised by the commission were proving to be true.

He said that a series of measures taken by the Indian government was to bring about a system of systematic domination of the local population through forced population change and to put the people of Occupied Kashmir as a minority on their own land and The right to self-determination is to be abolished.

"This is a clear violation of the human rights of the Kashmiri people, which was guaranteed under various international human rights treaties, including Articles 27 and 49 of the Geneva Conventions," he said.

The commission said it was further complicating the conflict, which has already claimed the lives of thousands of innocent Kashmiri Muslims.

The Commission expressed concern to India that since August 5, 2019, despite widespread international condemnation by the Indian government, the United Nations, the OIC and other human rights bodies,
 In occupied Jammu and Kashmir, systematic persecution of Kashmiri Muslims continues through political, economic, and communication blockades.

However, he said that despite the deployment of more than half a million security personnel, the Indian government had failed to stop the legitimate struggle for Kashmiris' right to self-determination.

The commission called on the United Nations and the international community to do more to put pressure on India.

A) To abide by the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and the OIC and to refrain from any administrative or legislative action which is tantamount to changing the geographical and demographic status.

B) Restore all basic freedoms of Kashmiris, abolish its discriminatory laws.

C) Allow the Kashmiri people to exercise their right to self-determination through a free and fair referendum in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations and the OIC.

It may be recalled that two days ago, the authorities of Occupied Kashmir had issued a notification clarifying the necessary conditions for obtaining domicile certificate for government jobs and other benefits in the federal unit.

The domicile laws will replace the permanent residency laws in Occupied Kashmir which were suspended after the repeal of Articles 370 and 35A.

According to the new rules, those who have a certificate of permanent residence in occupied Kashmir will be able to get a domicile certificate from the concerned authorities.

Under this, a person who has been living or studying in a federal unit set up by India for 15 years or for 7 years or has passed 10th / 12th class examinations in an educational institution set up in Occupied Kashmir. They will also be eligible for a domicile certificate.

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In addition, persons who are registered as refugees with the Commissioner or who are the offspring of a federal government official, all present service officers, Central Bank officials, officials of legal institutions, officials of Central Universities who have spent 10 years in Occupied Kashmir Those who have rendered their services will be eligible for domicile certificate.

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