Vicky Nanjappa

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OIC’s double standards on religiophobias stand exposed

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India has often criticised the selective criticism by the OIC and also said that the grouping shouldn’t interfere in India’s internal matters

New Delhi, Jun 23: India rejected the criticism by the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and said that the efforts to combat religiophobia will not succeed if the rising hatred against Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists are ignored.

India’s Permanent Representative T S Tirumurti told the General Assembly, that it is time that the UN member states condemned hatred against non-Abrahamic religions as well and stop being selective in combating religiophobias.

India has several times in the past criticised the OIC for meddling in India’s internal affairs. The OIC has been selective in its criticism. Look at how the Sikhs and Hindus have been targeted in Afghanistan over the years, but the OIC remains mum on the issue. It has also failed to comment on the atrocities that were meted out to the Kashmiri Pandits and also the recent spate of selective killings.

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