The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday, raised its concern over the preservation of Muslim rights in India after the controversial citizenship law amendment made by the government.
OIC has called for safety measures for the Muslims of India as ethnic discrimination has risen in the country over the last month, post CAB law amendment. It expresses its concern over the recent developments pertaining to both the issue of citizenship rights and the Babri Masjid case. It reiterates its call to ensure the safety of the Muslim minority and the protection of Islamic holy places in India.
In a statement, the General Secretariat of OIC said that “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”,
The OIC Secretariat feared that India straying off the principles and obligations put by the UN would bring in further ethnic quarrels, ultimately leading to serious impact on peace and stability across the region.
India’s Citizenship Amendment Act, passed last week, grants citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Christians from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh but puts nationalization for Muslims in barricades.