Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicOrganisation of Islamic Cooperation

Topic: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

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.

India warns OIC against use by ‘vested interests’ after Muslim nation group’s Kashmir remarks

MEA weighs in on meeting between Indian diplomat Ausaf Sayeed and OIC Secretary-General, says it was held to ‘correct some misperceptions about India’.

Qureshi’s Saudi criticism on Kashmir hints shift in Pakistan’s strategy for the Islamic world

20 years ago, during a meeting at the PPP office in Islamabad, Qureshi had told this writer that he was from Multan where Kashmir had no resonance.

Pakistanis have nothing to celebrate on Kashmir Solidarity Day except discounts on clothes

The real winner of the Kashmir Solidarity Day is the common Pakistani who sees this day for what it is. A holiday in the middle of the week.

OIC asks Modi govt to ‘ensure safety of Muslim minority’, months after plenary invite

In February, OIC invited India to attend the plenary after five decades. Now it has expressed concern over developments like scrapping of Article 370, Ayodhya verdict & CAA.

OIC meetings just prove that the concept of a ‘Muslim World’ is a myth

The OIC may want to paper over it, but the reality is that there is tremendous discord among states with Muslim majorities.

OIC invite to India as ‘guest of honour’ comes 50 years after major snub at launch

The OIC, established in 1969, was conceptualised as a congregation of Muslim countries.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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