Know about Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

  • The organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second-largest intergovernmental organization, just after the United Nations. It has a member strength of 57 states.
  • The org is the voice of the Muslim world to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world, along with promoting international peace and harmony.
  • It was established in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, in 1969.
  • Headquarters: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • India is not a member of the OIC.

Why in news?

Recently OIC has criticised Indian policies over Jammu and Kashmir.

India’s stance: India has rejected the criticism by citing it as “factually incorrect and unwarranted”

Note: Key leaders in OIC like Saudi Arabia and the UAE were not critical over India on this issue.

 

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