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OIC to hold Kashmir meet in New York, invites Mirwaiz (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II)

Invitation extended to J&K Separatist by OIC
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) invited separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for a meet on Jammu and Kashmir in New York on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly later this month.

It issued a statement earlier in July “conveying its concerns to the international community regarding the flagrant human rights violations and abuse of the basic rights of the Kashmiris.”

View of Indian Government
The invite to Kashmiri separatists comes at a time when a major civilian uprising has kept the Kashmir Valley simmering for the past 63 days. Most separatists, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, remains in a Srinagar sub-jail.
Sources in the State Government said no senior separatist leader will be allowed to go outside the country as their travel documents remain suspended.

What is OIC?
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is an international organization grouping fifty seven states which have decided to pool their resources together, combine their efforts, and speak with one voice to safeguard the interests and secure the progress and well-being of their peoples and of all Muslims in the world.

What is Hurriyat Faction? 
All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) is an alliance of 26 political, social and religious organizations formed on March 9, 1993 as a political front to raise the cause of Kashmiri independence. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is a leader of an association which is part of Hurriyat Conference.



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