Organization Of Islamic Cooperation : India Rejected Verdict On Article 370
India rejected a statement by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on the Supreme Court verdict on Article 370.
- The OIC had expressed concern over the apex court order, which on Monday, ruled that Article 370 was a temporary provision.
- The OIC General Secretariat reiterated its call to reverse all illegal and unilateral measures taken by India ever since, seeking to change the internationally-recognised disputed status of the territory.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC):-
- Established at: 1969 summit in Rabat (Morocco).
- HQ: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
- Official languages: Arabic, English, and French.
- It has a membership of 57 states spread over four continents.
- It endeavours to establish solidarity among member states, support restoration of complete sovereignty and territorial integrity of any member state under occupation; protect, defend and combat defamation of Islam, prevent growing dissention in Muslim societies and work to ensure that member states take a united stand on the international stage.
- The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations with a membership of 57 states.
- It is the collective voice of the Muslim world.
- It endeavors 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.
- The OIC has consultative and cooperative relations with the UN and other inter-governmental organisations to protect the interest of Muslims.