India recently rejected the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) “unwarranted references” to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.


About the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

  • It is the second-largest intergovernmental organisation in the world after the United Nations, with a collective population reaching over 1.8 billion.
  • It has a membership of 57 states spread over four continents.
  • Objective — It aims to preserve Islamic values, safeguard and defend the national sovereignty and independence of member states, and contribute to international peace and security.
  • The OIC is the collective voice of the Muslim world to ensure and safeguard their interest in economic, socio, and political areas.
  • It was established in September 1969.
  • Headquarters —  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Its official languages are Arabic, English, and French.
  • The OIC partners with international mechanisms (including every specialised UN agency), governments, and civil society organisations (CSOs) to address issues of concern to its member states and Muslims worldwide.