TDN World Desk: Voicing concern over the safety of the minority Muslims the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Sunday that they are closely watching the recent development affecting the Muslims in India.
“It reiterates its call to ensure the safety of the Muslim minority and the protection of Islamic holy places in India,” said the Organisation.
OIC, founded in 1969, is an Organisation of 57 Muslim majority countries.
Referring to the Babri Masjid verdict and legislation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act the International Organisation asked the Indian authority to ensure safety and protection to its minority Muslim community taking due regards to the Charter of the United Nations and relevant international covenants that guarantee the rights of minorities without any dissemination.
“The General Secretariat reaffirms the crucial importance of upholding the principles and obligations enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and relevant international covenants that guarantee the rights of minorities without any discrimination,” reads the statement issued by the OIC.
“In this regard, any action, contrary to these principles and obligations, may lead to further tensions and may have serious implications on peace and security across the region,” added the statement.
On Sunday, Bangladesh’s main opposition party BNP general secretary Mirza Fakhrul also raised concern over the NRC and CAA. Mirza Fakhrul even compared the circumstances of the Indian Muslims with the Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar. This week Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad denounced the Indian government for its implementation of Citizenship Act.