The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has rejected India’s new domicile law in occupied Kashmir.
A statement issued by the OIC said that the organisation’s Permanent Independent Human Rights Commission had rejected India’s domicile law in occupied Kashmir.
According to the statement, India’s new domicile law violates OIC and Security Council resolutions, and the United Nations and the international community put pressure on India to withdraw the domicile law.
The OIC commission demanded that the international community ensure implementation of UN resolutions on occupied Kashmir.
The Human Rights Commission strongly condemned the Indian government’s new domicile law in occupied Kashmir, saying the world was fighting Corona and India was taking illegal steps.
The OIC statement said that India’s move was an attempt to turn the Muslim majority into a minority in occupied Kashmir. The Kashmiri people have strongly condemned the illegal move while India continues to commit human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
Controversial Indian domicile law
It may be recalled that India issued a declaration on April 1, according to which a new domicile (citizenship) law will now be enacted in Occupied Kashmir and as a result, the fourth in government departments, peon, scavenger, lower level clerk, police constable, etc. Grade posts are reserved for Kashmiris while candidates for gazetted posts from all over India will be eligible for the jobs.
Background of the situation in Kashmir
Even before India introduced a bill in the Rajya Sabha on August 5 to abolish the special status of Kashmir, the special status of Kashmir was abolished by a presidential decree and at the same time the occupied Kashmir was divided into two federally administered parts (UNION TERRITORIES). Divided under which the first part will consist of Ladakh while the second will consist of Jammu and Kashmir.Read more:
India has passed both these bills in the Lok Sabha with an overwhelming majority.
What is Article 370?
Article 370 of the Indian Constitution deals with special powers in occupied Kashmir.
Article 370 gives the State of Occupied Kashmir the freedom to make its own constitution, uphold it, keep its flag and in all matters except defense, foreign affairs and communications.
The provisions and laws of the Indian Constitution which apply to other states cannot be applied to the State of Occupied Kashmir under this section.
Under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, a citizen of any other state cannot become a citizen of Occupied Kashmir or buy a place in the Valley.