UNITED NATIONS Foreign Ministers of Islamic countries Friday deplored the indiscriminate use of force by Indian security forces against unarmed civilians in Indian Occupied Kashmir, and backed their UN-mandated right to self-determination. At the same time, they fervently called on the international community to help settle the decades-old dispute between India and Pakistan. A communiquT adopted at the ministerial-level meeting of member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) called for full respect for the Kashmiri peoples human rights and for providing relief and comfort to them. On the Kashmir dispute, the communiquT said, The Meeting reaffirmed its principled support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for the realisation of their legitimate right to self-determination, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. It emphasised the need for full respect of human rights as well as importance of taking all requisite steps to provide relief and comfort to the Kashmiris. It further called upon India to allow international human rights groups and humanitarian organisations to visit Jammu and Kashmir. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi raised the Kashmir issue at the daylong OIC annual coordination meeting, focusing on the recent events that have seen more than 100 Kashmiri civilians demanding an end to New Delhis rule gunned down by Indian security forces. The Meeting expressed concern at the recent and ongoing indiscriminate use of force and gross violations of human rights committed in Indian Occupied Kashmir by Indian security forces which have resulted in killing scores of innocent and unarmed civilians as well as injuries to hundreds of others including women, children and elderly. The Meeting commended the efforts of Pakistan and its readiness to engage with India to resolve all outstanding issues including Jammu and Kashmir dispute and urged the international community to play its due role to settle this long standing dispute on UN agenda for the overall improvement of the relations between Pakistan and India as well as to promote regional peace and stability. Apart from Kashmir, the meeting discussed many other issues of concern to the Islamic world. The meeting adopted the following positions on some of key topics: * Condemned Israels continued imposition of collective punishment upon the Palestinian people, including in particular the illegal blockade against the Gaza Strip, which has gravely impacted humanitarian conditions. * Demanded that Israel immediately cease its unlawful collective punishment of the Palestinian people, including by completely lifting its blockade of the Gaza Strip. * Deeply regretted and strongly condemned the heinous May 31 Israeli military aggression in international waters against the Gaza-bound convoy of humanitarian assistance Freedom Flotilla, and called for a prompt, credible, independent, impartial and transparent international investigation. * Called for intensification of efforts by the international community, including the Quartet and particularly by the Security Council, to promote the resumption and early conclusion of peace process negotiations aimed at ending the occupation of the Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, and the achievement of a just, lasting and peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict as a whole, in accordance with relevant UN resolutions. * Strongly condemned Israels policy of refusing to comply with Security Council resolution 497 (1981) concerning the occupied Syrian Golan and its policies of annexation, building of colonial settlements, confiscation of land, diversion of water sources and imposition of Israel nationality upon Syrian citizens. Demanded Israel to completely withdraw from the occupied Syrian Golan. * Urged the international community to continue their help to the people and Government of Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, counter the drugs problem, achieve security, stability, as well as comprehensive and sustainable development. * Condemned the mounting trend of Islamophobia and systematic defamation of Islam as well as discrimination against Muslims including measures like the ban on constructions of minarets, the opposition to the construction of a mosque in New York City, organization of events and other discriminatory measures that incite religious hatred, such as the call to organize Burn a Koran Day, and called upon the international community to exert efforts to prevent incitement to hatred and discrimination against Muslims and to take effective measures to combat the defamation of religions and negative stereotyping of people on the basis of religion, faith or race.