Islamabad, 24 March 2022 (TDI): In a Resolution adopted on 23rd March, the OIC Foreign Ministers have supported Pakistan’s call for a joint inquiry to accurately verify the facts encompassing the 9th March 2022 incident.

On 9th March 2022, India fired a missile into Pakistan which it claims was accidental.
The Foreign Ministers of the OIC member states voiced grave concern about the incident. The firing of a missile constituted multiple violations of international law.

It also violates the United Nations Charter as well as the Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts. In addition, the missile incident is a violation of civil aviation rules and safety protocols.

The incident also endangered human life along with property besides posing a serious threat to regional and global peace as well as security and stability. The Foreign Ministers of the OIC member states called on India to completely adhere to its international obligations.

Moreover, the Resolution accentuates that the responsibility to protect hazardous arsenals and materials as well as systems related to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), along with ensuring nuclear security, is a stringent liability responsibility as per international law.

The Resolution further calls on the UN Secretary-General along with relevant international bodies. These include UN Security Council and International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), to seek explanations from India.

These must be in line with their required duties, to accurately document the facts for the prevention of such events in the future. The Resolution further urges the global community to take serious notice of the incident of serious nature in a nuclearized environment.

The international community must play its role in maintaining strategic stability in South Asia. Along these lines, the Foreign Ministers demanded India to cooperate constructively with Pakistan to enhance regional security and stability.

This will be realized through the settlement of outstanding disputes and positively responding to Pakistan’s proposition for a Strategic Restraint Regime. These include restraint, measures for arms control, and confidence-building.

Furthermore, the OIC Secretary-General has been requested to convey the CFM Resolution to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for its realization.