- Organization of Islamic countries has jumped on the issue of Kashmir dispute and Indian Muslims
- OIC Executive Chief holds rare meeting with Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
- In this raised the issue of Indian Muslims and proposed to send a delegation to Kashmir.
At the behest of Pakistan, the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) has now jumped on the issue of Kashmir dispute and Indian Muslims. The OIC Working Head raised the issue of Indian Muslims in a rare meeting with the Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and has offered to send a delegation to J&K. He also called for a meeting between India and Pakistan.
The OIC issued a statement saying that Indian Ambassador Ausaf Saeed had a ‘courtesy meeting’ with OIC Secretary General Yusuf Al-Othaimeen in Jeddah on 5 July. It said the Secretary General of the OIC, during his meeting with the Indian Ambassador to India, Saeed, reviewed the allegedly worrying situation of Muslims in India, the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
OIC running on the behest of Pakistan!
This in itself is extremely unusual for the Indian Ambassador to meet with the Secretary General of the OIC. No statement has come from the Indian Embassy or the Ministry of External Affairs in this regard yet. Two years ago when India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj participated in the OIC meeting. UAE had invited India to this meeting. This was seen as a major diplomatic victory for India. In protest, Pakistan boycotted the Foreign Ministers’ meeting held in March 2019. India did not get an invitation after this incident.
In June last year, the OIC held an emergency meeting on Kashmir. Several resolutions regarding India were passed in the meeting of foreign ministers of the Contact Group of the OIC formed in 1994 regarding Jammu and Kashmir. Azerbaijan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey attended the emergency meeting of the foreign ministers of the Contact Group of the OIC. Dr Yusuf Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the OIC, said that the OIC is committed to the Islamic Summit, the Council of Foreign Ministers and a peaceful solution to the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with international law.
Tough stand against India!
The OIC member countries took a tough stand against India, saying they supported the right of self-determination of the people of Kashmir. Apart from this, India’s abolition of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August 2019 was also criticized in this meeting. Not only this, the OIC supported the ongoing report on human rights violations on India while being trapped in Pakistan’s trick.