Saudi Arabia and UAE betray Muslim cause at OIC in defence of India for another time this year.
Non-Arab OIC member-state Maldives also strongly defended India at the Organisation of Islamic Conference’s platform. Maldives is also a member nation-state of Saarc.
Saudi Arabia and UAE betray Muslim cause
Indian media is celebrating this development as veto power which India enjoys at the OIC through said Muslim countries. They also enjoy the development as humiliating defeat of Pakistan.
Pakistan raised the issue of oppressed Kashmiris at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) during May 19 (2020) virtual meeting.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) was chairing the meeting and the permanent representatives (PR) of OIC member states.
The UAE rejected Pakistan’s effort to highlight the plight of Kashmiris and India’s rising Islamophobia.
First, Maldives objected to Pakistan’s effort to seek OIC support against India at United Nations.
Saudi Arabia and UAE came to forcefully support Maldives and turned down Pakistan’s effort to form an informal working group of the OIC for this purpose.
The Sunday Guardian reported that it accessed official documents for this report.
It further reported that after receiving the snubbing, Pakistan’s permanent representative at the OIC Munir Khan stated that “it seems India has a veto (power) in OIC”.