In the just lately organized digital assembly of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Maldives defended India by saying that signaling out India over Islamophobia is inaccurate when Pakistan tried to boost the problem of minority and Islamophobia in India. The reply got here after Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Munir Akram proposed that India is actively selling Islamophobic agenda within the assembly.
Giving befitting reply to Pakistan, Maldives mentioned that India is the biggest democracy on the earth and residential to over 200 million Muslims, alleging Islamophobia can be factually incorrect and detrimental to non secular concord in South Asia.
Maldives additionally mentioned that on the premise of social media it shouldn’t be constructed as consultant of the sensation of 1.3 Million folks.
The Maldives additional careworn that lately, India has constructed up stronger ties with many Islamic nations akin to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Afghanistan, Palestine, Mauritius. These nations have conferred the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with their highest civilian awards. Maldives additionally mentioned that South Asian Countries ought to discover methods for working collectively.
As shut and pleasant neighbours, India and Maldives share cordial and multi-dimensional relations and have attended a number of essential occasions of one another nation. India was among the many first to acknowledge Maldives after its independence in 1965 and to determine diplomatic relations with the nation.
After taking up because the Prime Minister for his second time period, PM Narendra Modi select Maldives for his first nation go to final yr. There have been numerous high-level visits between the 2 nations for the reason that new authorities underneath President Solih took over in November 2018.
PM Modi was additionally current through the swearing-in ceremony of President Solih in November 2018, adopted by visits of Maldivian Foreign minister Abdulla Shahid and President Solih had that yr itself.
The Maldives is a key nation within the Indian Ocean area and lies within the coronary heart of busy transport lanes connecting Africa with Asia.