ISLAMABAD - The Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) has reaffirmed its continued support to Kashmiris' struggle to achieve their right to self-determination.

OIC’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Suleman Check, reiterated Islamic body’s support to Kashmir in a meeting which was attended by the delegates from member countries of the OIC.

Ambassador Chek said that the Muslim body had appointed a special envoy for Kashmir but it was quite disappointing that India never allowed him to visit the troubled region (Kashmir).

"OIC will continue to impress upon India and shall persuade it to allow the envoy to visit the disputed territory". He said that the special envoy had already paid visit to Azad Kashmir.

The Muslim countries have unanimous stand on Kashmir issue and the representatives of the respective member countries at the OICs ministerial level and heads of the states level moot had recently passed resolutions seeking an end to human rights violations in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting was also attended by deputy head of OIC mission Dia Madani, former chairperson of independent permanent human rights commission of OIC Prof Rohanie, member IPHRC and chairman Palestinian human rights commission and director general OIC Margoob.

During the meeting noted human rights activist from Held Kashmir Khuram Pervez presented recently released reports “Structures of Violence and Hazards of Occupation”, which provides details of human rights violations by Indian military and paramilitary troops in the region. The OIC human rights commission members praised the report saying that it would be instrumental in creating more awareness about Human Rights situation in Held Kashmir and urged the delegation to use this report at all levels in office of high commissioner and special procedures.

Kashmiri delegation urged OIC to push for a UN special rapporteur on Kashmir.

The delegation members were Altaf Hussain Wani, Syed Faiz Naqashbandi, Khurum Pervez and Amjad Yousaf.