Jeddah (Web Desk): The Independent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Friday strongly condemned Narendra Modi government’s recent delimitation of electoral constituencies in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
The commission, in a statement, termed it as a violation of numerous OIC and UN Security Council Resolutions as well as international human rights and humanitarian laws.
The OIC commission said this is a nefarious attempt to alter the electoral demographics and dynamics in a manner that could influence the sham electoral results to install puppet regimes of its choice in the occupied territory.
These wicked measures, it said, are aimed at converting the indigenous Muslim population into a minority within their homeland and obstruct the exercise of their inalienable right to self-determination.
The commission further stated that these measures manifest violations of the human rights of the Kashmiri people, guaranteed under well codified international human rights treaties including the Fourth Geneva Convention, which clearly prohibits any change in the demographics of the occupied areas and resultant disenfranchisement.
Last week, New Delhi issued a new list of redrawn political constituencies for India-occupied Kashmir, giving greater representation to the Muslim-majority region’s Hindu areas and paving the way for fresh elections.