Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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Topic: OIC

Wang Yi at OIC shows China’s deep inroad into the Muslim world

Muslim countries are authoritative and feel threatened by democracies because of interventionist policies. Beijing took the advantage of these conditions.

China’s Wang Yi lands in India with diplomatic outreach, gets cold reception before talks

Bitterness preceded the visit, which is happening for the first time since the Ladakh stand-off began, despite its extremely crucial nature. Both sides didn’t announce the visit officially.

MEA slams OIC for comment on hijab row, says it continues to further propaganda against India

Reacting to Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's 'misleading' comments, MEA says issues in India are resolved in accordance with constitutional framework, democratic ethos & polity.

Pakistan is sinking into its own jihadi strategy – 2022 will be no different

Truth is, you can’t change your neighbours. But if Delhi reaches out its hand to help, Pakistan has to decide to take it.

India discusses Afghanistan with Central Asia, Pakistan hosts special OIC meet same day

India builds ‘regional consensus’ with Central Asian countries on Afghanistan. Concurrently, Pakistan creates fund under Islamic Development Bank at a special OIC session.

India hits out at OIC for ‘incorrect and unwarranted references’ to Jammu and Kashmir

India advised the OIC to refrain from making such references in future and said it is regrettable that the grouping continues to allow itself to be used by a 'certain' country.

Israel-UAE deal can boost India’s PoK plans. Modi just needs to keep the balancing act on

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s refusal to allow a stand-alone meeting on Kashmir issue signals a new era of understanding of New Delhi’s position.

Oil to Kashmir — Why China, not Saudi Arabia, is Pakistan’s only Big Brother now

China has again been Pakistan’s friend — bailing it out of Saudi loans and raising the Kashmir at UNSC. But Islamabad is fast losing other friends in Islamic world.

As Gulf calls for an ‘India without Islamophobia,’ Jaishankar works the phones

Reactions from UAE royal princess, Kuwait government and others have made Delhi sit up and take note of anti-Muslim hate speech by Indian nationals.

India heaven for Muslims: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Islamophobia concerns

Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi told reporters that one should look at the ground reality of India before saying anything with a prejudiced mindset.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

20% of Agniveers in first-batch recruits will be women, says Indian Navy

Nearly 10,000 women have already registered for the online application process later this month; this is the first time that Navy is inducting women as sailors.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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