India slams OIC for its ‘anti-India’ agenda

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India slams OIC for its ‘anti-India’ agenda

India on 4 April slammed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for its “communal mindset” and “anti-India” agenda.

An overview of the news

  • India's strong reaction came after the OIC secretariat issued a statement alleging the targeting of the Muslim community during Ram Navami processions in several Indian states.

  • Earlier, India criticized the OIC for having a "communal mindset" amid the Karnataka hijab controversy.

About Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

  • It is the second largest multilateral body in the world after the United Nations.

  • It was established by the First Islamic Summit held in Morocco in September 1969.

  • Its objective is to protect and safeguard the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony.

  • Currently it has 57 member countries, all of them are Islamic countries or Muslim majority members.

  • Headquarter: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • India, which has the third largest muslim population in the world after Indonesia and Pakistan, is not a member of OIC. 

  • The 49th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers was held on 16 - 17 March 2023 in Nouakchott, Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

  • The 48th Council of Foreign Ministers meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held in Islamabad, Pakistan on 22 -23 March 2022.

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