News-CRUX-10     14th December 2023        
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Context: India has rejected the statement issued by the General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the judgment of the Supreme Court upholding the 2019 revocation of Article 370 of the Constitution.

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

  • About: The OIC holds the position of being the second-largest intergovernmental organization globally, following the United Nations, with a combined population exceeding 1.8 billion.
  • Establishment: In September 1969
  • Headquarters: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Membership: Comprising 57 member states across four continents, the OIC boasts a widespread and diverse membership.

oIndia is not a Member of OIC. India for the first time was invited by the host UAE as the "Guest of Honour” to attend the 50th session of the OIC in 2019.

  • Mission and Objectives: To safeguard Islamic values, protect the sovereignty of its member states, and actively contribute to global peace and security.
  • Collective Representation: Acting as the unified voice of the Muslim world, the OIC strives to safeguard the economic, social, and political interests of its collective members.
  • Multilingual Framework: Recognizing linguistic diversity, the OIC conducts its affairs in Arabic, English, and French, reflecting its commitment to inclusivity.
  • Partnerships for Global Impact: The OIC actively collaborates with international mechanisms, governments, and civil society organizations to address shared concerns among its member states and the global Muslim community.
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