After the Indian Supreme Court verdict regarding the historic Babri Masjid, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood on November 13 briefed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) resident ambassadors in Islamabad on the issue.
Briefly describing the events that lead to the verdict, Sohail Mahmood pointed out that the ruling failed to uphold the demands of justice, shredded the facade of secularism of India. He further elucidated the vulnerabilities and mistreatment of the minorities in India, particularly Muslims at the hands of a extremist “Hindutva” RSS ideology. Babri Masjid demolition has been on the agenda of the OIC since 1992, it has been adressed in numerous resolutions and declarations, including at the summit level.
Earlier on November 9, Dr. Mohammad Faisal had said that the decision had once again failed to uphold the demands of justice.
In a statement issued by the FO, Dr. Faisal said, “This decision has shredded the veneer of so-called secularism of India by making clear that minorities in India are no longer safe; they have to fear for their beliefs and for their places of worship.”
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