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India Rejects OIC’s Proposal

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  • July 10, 2021
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India Rejects OIC’s Proposal

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II -International relations

In news Recently, the Ministry of External Affairs rejected the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) proposal to assist a dialogue between India and Pakistan.

What was OIC’s Offer?

  • OIC offered to arrange a meeting between India and Pakistan and proposed to send a delegation to Jammu & Kashmir 
  • Pakistan has repeatedly sought to raise the Kashmir issue at the OIC 

What was India’s Response?

  • The OIC should be watchful that their platform is not subverted by “vested interests” such as Pakistan to interfere in internal affairs of India or for anti-India propaganda through biased and one-sided resolutions.

What is Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?

  • It is the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations (UN) with a membership of 57 states.
  • It is the collective voice of the Muslim world. 
  • It endeavours to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.
    • India is not a member of the OIC.
  • It was established upon a decision of the historical summit which took place in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco in September 1969.
  • Headquarters: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

News Source: TH

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