OIC displays ‘community mindset’, says Foreign Ministry : The Tribune India

Tribune press service

New Delhi, June 6

As more West Asian countries issued statements condemning BJP spokespersons’ remarks against the Prophet Mohamed, the Ministry of External Affairs targeted the OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries) by asking its secretariat to stop “pursuing its community approach and showing the respect due to all faiths and religions”. ”.

While Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan and Iran had summoned Indian envoys, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Taliban and the OIC issued statements of condemnation.

Responding to media queries regarding the recent statement by the OIC General Secretariat, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the government categorically rejects his “unwarranted and narrow-minded comments”.

Holding the same line as Indian envoys summoned to Kuwait, Qatar and Iran, Bagchi said offensive tweets and comments disparaging a religious figure made by “certain individuals, do not reflect the views of the government and that strong measures have already been taken against these individuals”. by the competent authorities.

“It is regrettable that the OIC Secretariat has once again chosen to make reasoned, misleading and malicious comments. This only exposes his divisive agenda pursued in the name of vested interests,” Bagchi said.

Shirlene J. Manley