Bengaluru: It’s a slap on the face of Pakistan as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which represents the collective voice of the Muslims of the entire world, has refused to honour the terror country’s request of an immediate hearing on Kashmir. 

As reported by newspaper Dawn, Saudi Arabia – the de-facto leader of the Ummah (community of Muslims across the globe) has not shown interest in organising an immediate meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) on the issue of Kashmir.

Pakistan is one of the 57 members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation which claims to represent a collective population of over 1.8 billion Muslims.

Quite naturally, Pakistan PM Imran Khan is upset over the cold-shouldering. 

He is reported to have said, “The reason is that we have no voice and there is a total division amongst (us). We can’t even come together as a whole on the OIC summit meeting on Kashmir”. 

A tenacious Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a historic decision by abrogating articles 35A and 370. 

The abrogation was passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament on August 5, 2019 as the President signed it. 

The abrogation paved way for a complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. 

Though the matter is completely internal and relates to fair laws to be applied all across the country, countries like Malaysia have not taken kindly to it. 

Its PM Mahathir Mohamad had condemned both the abrogation and the passage of the CAA, but India gave a befitting reply to it by curbing palm oil imports from Malaysia, thereby denting its business prospects. 

And sadly, the opposition too has kept on seeing it as an assault on Muslims.

Former finance minister P Chidambaram had once said Modi would not have abrogated articles 35a And 370 if J&K were a Hindus-dominant state.