Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kashmir: Kashmir leader invited to OIC meet

IRNA -- Organisation of Islamic Conference has invited Kashmiri leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to its 38th meeting of Foreign Ministers to be held in Kazakhstan later this month.

OIC Secretary General, Ekmeluddin Ihsanoglu, has invited Mirwaiz in his capacity as chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) which has an observer status at the 57 member group of Islamic countries.

A 3-day meetings of the Foreign Ministers of the OIC member states will be held from June 28, 2011, at Astana, capital of Kazakhstan at a time when most of the Muslim world is in ferment.
The Foreign Ministers and heads of delegations will discuss and deliberate on a wide range of political, economic, cultural and other vital issues of interest to member states, including ongoing crisis in the Middle East and North Africa; Palestine, Kashmir and the implications of Islamophobia, reports said. They will adopt, in addition to Astana Declaration, a set of resolutions on these issues, these reports said.

OIC, founded in the wake of the 1969 incident of burning of Al Aqsa mosque by the Zionists, is also planning to set up its own Human Rights Commission.