India rejects OIC move on vigilantism

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India on Tuesday strongly rejected the resolutions of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that had expressed concern about the recent attacks on people by cow-vigilante groups. An official statement from the Ministry of External Affairs stated that the resolution adopted at the Organisation’s latest foreign ministers’ meeting were “factually incorrect”.

The MEA statement pointed that the OIC, during its 44th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, has again adopted certain resolutions which contain factually incorrect and misleading references to matters internal to India, including the Indian state of J&K, which is an integral part of India.

The MEA added that the OIC has no locus standi (the right or capacity to bring an action) on India’s internal affairs. We strongly advise the OIC to refrain from making such references in future.

About Organisation of Islamic Cooperation:

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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an international organisation founded in 1969, consisting of 57 members, to represent a “collective voice of the Muslim world”. It works to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony.

The OIC has permanent delegations to the UN and the EU.

 

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The Hindu Newspaper (You can download the newspaper for free from a link given on this FB page – UPSC Aspirants Forum)