OIC slams India’s prejudice toward Muslims amid COVID-19: FO

By: News Desk      Published: 01:51 PM, 20 Apr, 2020
OIC slams India’s prejudice toward Muslims amid COVID-19: FO

Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui on Monday said that Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) rejected the anti-Muslims prejudice in India over the coronavirus spread.

“The OIC rejects Anti-Muslim prejudice in India over the Coronavirus spread & expresses deep concern following recent media accounts of rising anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobia within political & media circles.”

https://twitter.com/ ForeignOfficePk/status/ 1252143112769679361

OIC on Sunday issued a statement, “The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expresses deep concern following recent media accounts of rising anti-Muslim sentiments and Islamophobia within political and media circles and on mainstream and social media platforms, where Indian Muslim minority is blamed of spreading the coronavirus in the country.”

“The OIC General Secretariat expresses its rejection of the targeting of Muslims anywhere, pointing out that the current COVID-19 world situation is such that it requires greater efforts, more active cooperation and solidarity mechanisms worldwide, and stronger mutual aid among all citizens of the same country,” the statement reads.

It is pertinent to note that several Indian media reports emerged that Indian hospitals are setting up separate wards for Muslims COVIF-19 patients from Hindus.

NDTV reported, “A privately-run cancer hospital in western UP's Meerut waded into controversy this week after it said Muslim patients and their attendants would only be admitted if they tested negative for the COVID-19 virus. The outrageous declaration was made in an ad posted in a local newspaper.”