Even though three divorces (Divorce-e-Bidhat) in the country have been declared illegal, a campaign to declare the central government anti-Muslim, but a Muslim organization, the most powerful organization of Muslim-majority countries, Invited as a ‘guest of honor’ in his program. Amongst the attempts to separate the international tensions with Pakistan and its international level, this invitation received by the organization of 57 Muslim countries for the first time is seen as a diplomatic victory of India.
The Foreign Ministry gave the information about this invitation on Saturday. It was said in the statement issued by the Ministry that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will be from India on the inaugural session of the 46th Conference of Foreign Minister Council of the OIC going to be held on 1 and 2 March in Abu Dhabi next month. This invitation has been given to India on behalf of Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Ministry of External Affairs has described this invitation as a welcome step to recognize the presence of 18.5 million Muslims in India and recognition of India’s contributions to the Islamic world.
Sushma will also address the inaugural session of the OIC, in which her speech is expected to be centered on cross-border terrorism. If this happens then the conference may have a tone of opposition from Pakistan, which has started to try to pass a resolution again about Kashmir. It is important to see in these situations that what is the attitude of the OIC on Jammu and Kashmir in its concluding session on March 2 is presented.
That’s why this invitation is important
OIC, which has membership of 57 countries of four continents, is the second largest organization in the world after the United Nations in global diplomacy. The said thing of this organization is given the status of joint opinion of the entire Muslim community. So far, the stand of Pakistan has been supported by the OIC on Kashmir issue and in support of the demand of so-called freedom of Kashmiris, this organization has passed resolution resolution in 2017. To give India the opportunity to put India in front of the OIC member countries by inviting them as a special guest, this organization can be considered a symbol of some softness in the stand.
Shock for Pakistan
Membership of the OIC is reserved for Muslim majority countries, but Russia, Thailand and some other smaller countries have been given the status of observer on their behalf. In the 45th conference of the Foreign Minister’s Council held in Dhaka in May last year, Bangladesh had proposed to India as a host to the membership of this organization. Bangladesh has argued this for more than 10 percent of the Muslim community in the country’s population, but this proposal was not passed because of opposition from Pakistan.